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Blow to Governor Ngilu as Court Allows MCAs to Move on With Impeachment Motion

by Esther M.
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Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has lost a petition in which she had asked the High Court to bar MCAs from proceeding with her impeachment motion.

In his ruling, High Court Judge Weldon Korir of the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi, said that the governor did not give enough reasons to stop the process.

Initially, the court had issued temporarily orders suspending the impeachment hearing.

However, the determined MCAs, a majority of whom are drawn from the Wiper Party, will now table the impeachment motion again within a period of seven days.

Justice Korir said those aggrieving by his ruling can appeal against it.

Ngilu’s impeachment motion was presented to the Kitui County Assembly by Majority Leader Peter Kilonzo on 23rd June, 2020.

A week ago, Kilonzo, who is the Athi MCA, claimed that his life was in danger, but maintained that no intimidation would stop his cause.

Governor Ngilu has been accused of gross misconduct, abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds.

The county boss has alleged that Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka is using the MCAs to bring down her administration.

Responding to the claim, Kitui Central MP Ben Makali Mulu accused the governor of trying to use Musyoka as an excuse for her failures.

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