The Senate on Tuesday, June 16 voted to support the formation of a select committee to investigate accusations leveled against Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru in the impeachment motion against her.
45 Senators voted in support of the the committee, with only 14 Senators opposing it. 1 Senator abstained from the vote.
The committee was ordered by Speaker Kenneth Lusaka to commence their work immediately and give a report within 10 days.
Leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto vehemently opposed the select committee, with Nakuru Senator Kihika Kimani describing it as the ‘Capitol Hill Sanitization Committee’ in a reference to Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga.
In a passionate speech on the floor, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen voiced his opposition to the select 11-member committee stating that it was a denial of justice to Kirinyaga residents.
Siaya Senator James Orengo, however, claimed that it was other unidentified individuals who wanted Waiguru removed as opposed to Kirinyaga residents.
“This Senate should never be in a position where there is a dictation on how we handle our business. This is a very important institution.
“Today, some people have done so well, they’re not looking for justice, they’re looking for somebody’s head.
“Waiguru’s head is being asked for not by the County Assembly. I can tell you, and I have the evidence. The people who are looking for Waiguru’s head is not the County Assembly,” he stated