Governor Gachagua to face the whole Senate in ouster motion


Governor Gachagua to face the whole Senate in ouster motion

Nyeri Governor, Nderitu Gachagua, will now face the whole House from Tuesday after Senators shot down a motion seeking the formation of a 11-member committee to probe him.

On Wednesday, the Senate rejected the formation of an 11-member committee to hear accusations against Gachagua following the passing of an impeachment motion against him last week.

Senators threw out the proposal after claims emerged that such teams had previously been influenced to spare governors who faced ouster bids.

Gachagua is accused by Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) of financial impropriety, abuse of office and gross misconduct.

He faces charges of financial impropriety of at least 1.4 billion shillings for the 2015/2016 financial year.

This includes 352 million shillings of expenditure unaccounted for, 846 million shillings of disbursement from the exchequer that have not been accounted for.

Others are 70 million of revenue spent at source instead of first banking with treasury and imprudent refurbishment of buildings totaling to 81 million shillings.

The Nyeri County Assembly is also accusing Gachagua of missing out on his responsibilities including failing to sign seven bills passed by the assembly.

Gachagua will become the first Governor to face the task of convincing 47 Senators of his innocence.

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