Mwangaza reacts after Senate rejects her impeachment

Written by on 31 December 2022

Meru governor Kawira Mwangaza has reacted after the Senate special committee dismissed the impeachment motion levelled against her by Meru Members of County Assembly (MCAs).

Taking to her official Facebook account, Mwangaza posted a Bible verse subtly celebrating her victory.

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5.18,” the post reads.

Similarly, pictures circulating on the internet showed a cheerful Mwangaza walking with her head held high after the decision made by the Senate.

Meru County Governor Kawira Mwangaza walks out of the Senate after her impeachment hearing on December 30,2022. PHOTO/Courtesy

Mwangaza got a reprieve on Friday, December 30, 2022, after the Senate ruled that the allegations levelled against her by Meru MCAs were unsubstantiated.

The special hearing chaired by Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale made the verdict stating that none of the six charges and 62 grounds fronted were proved.

“After the consideration of charges made against Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza, all 11 members of the Special Senate Committee agreed and recommended that none of the charges was proved,” Khalwale stated.

The county head was impeached after just 112 days in office with all MCAs present at the assembly voting unanimously to have the first-term governor removed from office.

The MCAs wanted Kawira out of office over alleged gross misconduct, the appointment of her husband to the county office and claims over the dismissal of county officers.

Other grounds were forceful entry into the Assembly precincts and mobilisation of unlawful riots against members of the Assembly, violation of public finance management law, and misconduct relating to the nomination of County Executive Committee (CEC) members.

The governor was also accused of disregarding the criteria for the establishment of offices within the county public service including failing to submit her husband’s name for approval by the Assembly before appointing him.

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