Senate debates Governor Waiguru’s impeachment

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD JUNE,2020-The impeachment trial of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is currently underway at the senate.

The Kirinyaga County Assembly was  the first to face the 11-member Senate committee chaired by Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala.

The assembly’s lawyers have spent the better part of Tuesday Morning defending their decision to impeach Waiguru, whom they accused of abuse of office, gross misconduct, and manipulating the public procurement procedures.

She is also accused of illegally conferring a benefit of Sh10 million to herself for travel allowance.

Waiguru is scheduled to appear on Wednesday, with her defence team led by her husband Kamotho Waiganjo.

On Friday, the embattled filed responses to form basis for her defence in the impeachment trial.

“We have filed all responses substantive to all the charges leveled against the Governor. The responses are contained in 40 cartons and it is unfortunate to the people of Kirinyaga that the matter reached here,” Waiganjo said.

She submitted voluminous documents contained in 40 cartons to the Office of the Clerk of the Senate.

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