Governor Waiguru’s impeachment motion turns chaotic as two MCAs ejected
Chaos erupted on Tuesday morning at the Kirinyaga County Assembly after Karumandi MCA Anthony Munene and nominated MCA Lucy Njeri were kicked out of the chambers.
Footage obtained by Citizen Digital showed the two visibly-agitated MCAs engaged in a heated confrontation with other members of the Assembly.
At one point, the Assembly Speaker directed the serjeant-at-arms to eject Ms Njeri who was engaged in a heated kerfuffle with other members of the assembly.
“I have raised my hand for over 10 times for point of order and no one is paying attention to me, this is illegal,” Njeri noted.
Drama as Kirinyaga MCAs Anthony Munene and Lucy Njeri are kicked out of the County Assembly during debate on Governor Anne Waiguru's impeachment motion pic.twitter.com/SKKWCfaHlh
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Speaking after the incident, Ms Njeri said they had received e-mails on Monday night notifying them of the planned motion.
“Other times, we received the notices early, but last evening, we only got e-mails that they are planning to debate the motion today,” she explained.
Ms Njeri also accused her counterparts of holding the impeachment motion despite a court order halting the motion until certain matters were resolved.
At the same time, she accused the assembly speaker Waweru Gathumbi of ignoring her when the motion kicked off.
“The speaker was pretending he cannot see me, I had raised my hands for over 10 times and that is why I shouted because my voice needs to be heard even if we are the minority,” she said.
Another video showed several MCAs pushing the Karumandi MCA from the chamber claiming that he was drunk.
The MCA protested loudly, claiming the MCAs were using a forged document in which he appeared to be supporting Waiguru’s ouster.
“This document is illegal, I do not support the governor’s ouster,” he said.
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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