Impeachment motion is political-Laikipia Governor

Impeachment motion is political-Laikipia Governor

Laikipia County governor Joshua Irungu has defended himself of any wrong doing following a notice to discuss his impeachment.

The governor said the motion seeking his impeachment was politically orchestrated and called on county residents to remain calm and ignore the debate.

He said the matter was about a notice by the Assembly seeking him to explain on the performance of his executive.

Speaking to the press after touring parts of Ol-Moran Ward, the governor said the matter will be deliberated and hence there should be no cause for alarm adding that this should not hinder service delivery.

Irungu said his administration was stable and ready to work with all stakeholders adding that the decision to move an impeachment motion was being driven by some individuals championing their selfish interests.

Irungu challenged those behind the motion to drop it and look for other ways of addressing the issues at hand saying there was room for dialogue so that both parties can understand the other and look into ways of working together.

He observed that once such politics of impeachment begins, matters of development will stagnate.

Irungu is on the verge of being ousted from office if an impeachment notice of motion facing him sails through the Laikipia County Assembly over alleged misappropriation of public funds.

The notice of motion, which was tabled by Daiga Member of County Assembly (MCA) Mwangi Maruga, received support from majority of the members who appended their signatures for removal of the County Chief through an impeachment.

Twelve out of twenty three legislators who are in support of the motion also accused the Governor for gross misconduct and abuse of office.

The Impeachment notice comes days after Irungu suspended two county executives and a chief officer over inefficiency.

The governor suspended his Finance County Executive Committee member and a close ally Joel Wamichwe and his Education, Gender, Sports and Social Development Services counterpart Anne Cheptoo Chumo alongside her Chief officer in the docket Paul Chiuri.

He said the officers would be probed and those found culpable of wrong doing would be sacked

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Maureen Murimi
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