After jumping over some career-ending tackles in the public service before shifting to politics, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru’s tribulations are far from over.
Her political life now hangs in the balance and the Senate could just end it, or prolong it.
Over the last few days, the governor has dedicated her time to lobbying senators to come to her aid after Kirinyaga MCAs impeached her.
In that one week, she has avoided the the media and the public, only reportedly holding secret meetings with political heavyweights in the country.
Kirinyaga MCAs have accused her of gross violation of the constitution and corruption.
The Senate Business Committee has proposed a team of 11 members to grill her, but a good number of senators want the whole house to investigate the county head.
A section of leaders, especially from Kirinyaga, feel that there are attempts to free Waiguru without much grilling.
Kirinyaga Senator Charles Kibiru said: “If we allow a committee of 11 people to investigate her, a lot of corruption will happen and my people will not get justice.”
County Assembly Majority Leader Kamau Murango warned ODM politicians against engaging in Waiguru’s impeachment debate.
He particularly singled out Suna East MP Junet Mohamed, whom he accused of trying to whip the Orange Party senators to stand with Waiguru.
“Junet should know this is Kirinyaga and not Migori. We are against bad governance and looting of public funds,” Murango said.
Contacted by the media, the governor declined to comment on her impeachment, but said that God would vindicate her.
She stated: “My trust is with the Lord. Mungu Mbele (God Above All).”