Embattled Meru Governor speaks ahead of special Senate committee sitting
Embattled Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has spoken ahead of the special Senate committee meeting that's meant to decide her fate following her December 14 impeachment by Meru County Assembly.
Writing on social media, Kawira quoted the Holy Writ- Luke 12:11-12: “And when you are brought to trial in the synagogues and before rulers and authorities, don’t worry about how to defend yourself or what to say...for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what needs to be said.”
Governor Kawira was impeached after 67 out of the 69 MCAs voted in favour of an impeachment motion sponsored by Abogeta West MCA Dennis Kiogora. The MCAs accused her of nepotism, illegal appointments, unlawful dismissals, misleading campaigns against other leaders, and gross violation of the Constitution.
An 11-member Senate committee that will investigate grounds upon which she was impeached begins its sittings today.
The committee will either uphold the decision by Meru MCAs [if they find the claims levelled against her substantial], or absolve her.
Members of the special committee include Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale who is the chairperson, Jackson Mandago (Uasin Gishu), Esther Okenyuri (Nominated), Roba Ali Ibrahim (Mandera), Peris Tobiko (Nominated), Eddy Gicheru Oketch (Migori), Joseph Githuku Kamau (Lamu), Edwin Sifuna (Nairobi), Agnes Kavindu (Machakos), and Johnes Mwaruma (Taita Taveta)
The committee will be required to report its findings to the Senate within 10 days.
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