Embattled Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza is facing one of the biggest hurdles in her political career as she hopes to survive a make-or-break impeachment trial at the Senate plenary this week.
The trial, which began on Tuesday, will come to an end today after the County Assembly took the better part of first day’s proceedings to prosecute its case against the Governor and summon witnesses.
However, the governor pleaded not guilty to all the seven charges she is facing; which include nepotism and misappropriation of county resources by using her relatives (brother, two sisters, brother-in-law and her husband’s brother) to embezzle county funds.
This is the second impeachment case filed against the governor following a long-running friction between her and the county leadership.
This comes amid reports of a secret meeting between Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria and opposition leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka to save the governor from impeachment.
The CS has on several occasions accused Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua of being behind the plot to oust Mwangaza.
Do you believe Gachagua is behind the plot to oust Governor Mwangaza? And do you think the governor will be saved by the Senate?
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
KK MPs’ Plea to Ruto On Fuel Subsidy
Fuel subsidiaries once introduced by former president Uhuru Kenyatta were scrapped by the current president Dr.William Samoe Ruto in his move to stabilise the economy of the country.
However, Kenya Kwanza members of Parliament have now moved to plead with the president to introduce the fuel subsidiaries as they have claimed that their communities are now becoming hostile as a result of the fuel prices.
Govt Admits Funding Free Education a Difficult Task
The government has admitted it is struggling to fully fund education programmes, with top officials at the Ministry of Education warning of a looming crisis unless more money is allocated in the Supplementary Budget.
Appearing before the Education Committee of the National Assembly, Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang said that the ministry is engaging with the National Treasury over the Sh22 billion budgetary gap that he said is “strategic for proper running of schools”.
KK MPs Cry Foul to Ruto for Being Unpopular
As Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza government finds it hard to explain why fuel prices in the country are expected to rise, Kenya Kwanza-affiliated members of parliament have made a surprising confession.
Speaking via a report covered in Wednesday’s Standard publication, one who attended yesterday’s meeting claimed they have become unpopular in their Constituencies.