Reason Waititu, Nyoro Impeachment Motion Failed

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and his Deputy Governor James Nyoro survived a scare after an impeachment motion against them failed to go through.

It is reported that the plan hit a snag after it was noted that the methods used to air the grievances against the two were illegal.

Speaker of the Kiambu County Assembly Stephen Ndichu confirmed that the parties had to follow the set guidelines within the constitution.

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and Deputy Governor James Nyoro during a past media briefing

Ndichu further remarked that the motion was moved to next week to ensure that everything was in order for the debate.

Additional details pointed out that, failure to show up by MCAs allied to the embattled Waititu was also one of the contributing factors to the postponement.

However, other media reports indicated that despite the two reasons, the major one was due to the intervention of Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju.

Tuju is alleged to have met a section of members from the County Assembly and urged them to drop the motion.

The SG is insinuated that the behaviour of the ward representatives painted a bad image of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju during a past media briefing

The soft-spoken Tuju reiterated that the drama being witnessed in Kiambu was undermining Uhuru’s bid for peace and reconciliation.

Following the verdict made by Ndichu, Waititu and Nyoro’s impeachment was moved to December 18 and December 19 respectively.

It was proclaimed that the time period given would enable Governor Waititu to appear before the County Assembly to defend himself.

The troubled leaders have been at loggerheads for months with each pointing an accusing finger at the other.

Waititu on his part claimed that Nyoro was unfit for office and the for forcefully taking over the duties of the governor.

The ex-Kabete MP was left in a pickle after the DG tried to replace his County Finance and Sports County Executive Committee.

The chest-thumping deputy governor through his supporters, want to see the removal of his boss due to abuse of office and gross misconduct.

In a petition filed against the governor, he was accused of hiring approximately over 600 casuals and later fired them without consulting with the County Public Service Board.

The court papers mentioned that the careless move by Waititu posed a risk for the county in forms of lawsuits and loss of funds.

Deputy Governor Ferdinand Waititu during a past court hearing

The new twist in the debacle between the two politician leaves one wondering who will have the last laugh.

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