Friday 30th, December 2022: Senator Wambua faults the devolution committee for not intervening to solve the Meru County wrangles; Urges the committee to save Governors Susan Kihika, Simba Arati and Kimani Wamatangi from impeachment.
The 11 select committee of the Senate on Friday afternoon tabled the report on the impeachment of Governor Kawira Mwanganza.
The Chair, Boni Khalwale read out the report,citing that the Meru MCAs did not table sufficient evidence supporting the Impeachment of the Governor. The committee unanimously dismissed all the five charges.
The Speaker of the Senate, Kingi thereafter allowed Senators to weigh in on the Meru County Assembly issue.
Senator Wambua raised concerns on the role of the Senate Devolution Committee. Wambua urged the Committee to move with speed and save the situation in Nakuru, Kisii and Kiambu Counties before the matters get worse.
“I’m hearing murmurs in Kisii, Kiambu, and Kiambu counties. The Committee should move with speed before the situation gets out of hand”,Wambua said.
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Wambua faulted the Senate Devolution Committee for not intervening thereby allowing the Meru County Assembly to impeach their governor.
The Governor of Nakuru, Hon.Susan Kihika is facing strong resistance over the nomination of her Cabinet members and Chief Officers.
Susan is accused of not exercising fairness and regional balance in appointment of Cabinet members.
A number of petitions have been filed at the Nakuru Court challenging her Decisions. The recent one quashed the nomination of Chief officers and allowing the Matatu back into the CBD.
Kisii Governor Hon Simba Arati is also facing strong opposition from the Senator, Richard Onyonka, MPs Silvanus Osoro, Japhet Nyakundi and Anthony Kibagendi.
The leaders accuse Arati of betrayal. Kibagendi, during the send off of Business man David Simba Nyamweya said that Governor Arati should honour the promise and give Senator Richard Onyonka his share of 25%.
Similar sentiments were echoed by South Mugirango MP, Silvanus Osoro who is also the Majority Whip in the National Assembly.
Osoro said that Arati should stop parading Kisii County employees at Gusii stadium, and find an alternative of job creation to absorb his people.
In Kiambu County, Governor Wamatangi is facing a uphill task in executing his duties. The Governor was quoted last week asking Kenyans to pray for him as Cartels have threatened to deal with him if he won’t bow.