Governor Waiguru on her planned impeachment motion: I will not be bullied

Governor Waiguru on her planned impeachment motion: I will not be bullied
File image of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru. PHOTO| COURTESY

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has yet again rubbished her impending impeachment motion saying she will be moving to court to challenge it.

In a statement on Tuesday morning, Governor Waiguru termed the motion as ill-timed noting that a court order barring her ouster was still in place.

“As I have stated before, the issues raised in the motion are baseless and a waste of valuable time that would be better spent handling serious issues impacting the county,” the statement read.

At the same time, Waiguru noted that the MCAs pushing for her impeachment appeared to be getting ‘orders from an outsider’ to settle personalized political objectives.

She noted that the High Court had already halted the impeachment until numerous issues she raised with the court were determined.

She accused the MCAs of acting like they are above the law and threatened to move to court to should the motion continue as planned.

“The members pushing the motion believe or have been led to believe that they are above the law, they believe they are not bound by the court orders , their allegiance appears to be to a master pulling the lever from outside the assembly,” the statement read.

On Tuesday morning, it emerged that 24 MCAs had spent their night at the Kirinyaga County assembly ahead of the Tuesday showdown.

Speaking with Citizen TV on phone, Mutiira ward MCA Kinyua Wangui noted that the MCAs slept over at the assembly with their phones switched off to ‘protect their numbers’.

Wangui who filed the impeachment motion added that they already have the needed quorum to pass the motion.

“We just need 22 MCAs to move the motion, we are already 24 so this will go on as planned, we also served the governor and expect her to be here, but if she does not, it is okay, we will still go on ” he said.

In April the High Court had stopped the motion after Governor Waiguru explained she suffers from an existing condition that puts her at risk of severe effects should she be exposed to the coronavirus.

She also noted that many offices were closed, and she could not get documents to support her case.

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