Nyoro to be sworn in as Kiambu governor

By Eric Wainaina On Thu, 30 Jan, 2020 09:29 | < 1 min read
Dr James Nyoro
Dr James Nyoro at a past function. PHOTO | FILE

Kiambu Deputy Governor James Nyoro is on Thursday morning set to be sworn in as the governor following the successful impeachment of the besieged Ferdinand Waititu.

Justice John Onyiengo is scheduled to preside over the ceremony set to be held at the county headquarters in Kiambu town.

Waititu lost his impeachment battle at the Senate on Wednesday night as lack of evidence and witnesses to support his case saw senators agree on a majority vote on all the three counts presented by MCAs to send him home.

The governor sat through the proceedings but later walked out when he realized that he had lost the battle.

The charges

In the first charge of gross violation of the Constitution, County Government Act, Public Finance Management Act, and Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 27 senators voted for the motion while 12 voted against.

In the second charge on crimes under the national law, 28 voted in support of his impeachment while 11 backed the governor.

In the third charge of abuse of office and gross misconduct, 28 senators backed his removal while 11 voted to rescue him.

“The net effect of these votes is that the Senate has decided to remove from office by impeachment the Governor of Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu Babayao. The Governor accordingly ceases to hold office,” declared Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka after the vote on Wednesday night.

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