Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has told off a group of MCAs who have reportedly been conspiring to impeach her.
In a wordy statement, Waiguru dismissed the MCAs as “petty and frivolous” individuals whose intentions are politically motivated.
The governor said it was shameful for the Kirinyaga lawmakers to concentrate on non-issues when the country is faced with the coronavirus pandemic.
“It is unfortunate that at a time when the country and the world are focused on dealing with the corona health pandemic, some MCAs in Kirinyaga have opted to impeach me without any foundation,” said Waiguru.
She said the MCAs were motivated by political brinkmanship, which would not see the light of day.
The county boss denied all the five allegations which the MCAs have tabled as the grounds for her impeachment.
Reasons for impeachment
- Not making a State Of The County address to the assembly;
- Travel imprests for trips abroad;
- Irregular awarding of tenders;
- Vehicle bought without a tender;
- Poor state of health in Kirinyaga.
Waiguru said the MCAs were headed for a big flop, as she can answer all the charges against her.
She also wondered why the motion was being prepared at a time when most people were working from home.
“Interestingly, this impeachment is being presented at a time when our staff are at home and unable to prepare any defence due to the government regulations on social distancing,” the governor stated.
The former Devolution Cabinet Secretary blamed her current predicament on some unnamed political competitors who wish to succeed her in 2022.
Mutira MCA Kinyua Wangui, who is the mover of the motion, confirmed that the speaker was aware of the plan and the filing would be done next Monday.