Two senators have on different occasions detailed how they stopped the Senate from letting suspended Kiambu Governor Fred Waitutu off the hook.
Kiambu Senator Kimani Wa Matangi and nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura said they sensed a plot to save the embattled governor from a second impeachment by the senators after the first one was done by Kiambu County Assembly.
Speaking to Inooro TV, Kimani revealed that some senators had wanted Waititu to face a 12-member committee to help him escape his accusations against him, which include corruption, gross misconduct and abuse of office.
“It is shameful that some of my colleagues had a plan to divert the will of Kiambu Assembly and residents. A decision was reached the governor should go home.”stated Kimani.
For his part, Mwaura alleged that Waititu had first met some senators who were paid some money.
“We have evidence that some senators met Waititu to save him. They were given money and told to come and some gimmicks.
“Fortunately or unfortunately, we detected it as the conversation began in Senate. We fought it and luckily we won,” Mwaura said while in Kiambu.
The nominated Jubilee Party senator also distanced himself from claims that he is on a malicious mission to destroy his governor’s career.
Waititu will face all the senators starting tomorrow (28th January) with Kiambu MCAs and residents expected to give their reasons for impeachment.
Deputy Governor James Nyoro has asked the the Senate to give Kiambu residents their justice.
“The people have spoken and senators should obey that. It is in their hands to make a good decision or a wrong one,” Nyoro said.
Waititu will also be given and fair hearing by senators who will decide his fate.