– Waititu was elected in 2017 as Kiambu County Governor on a joint ticket with James Nyoro as his deputy.
– The two fell out shortly after with Nyoro accusing his boss of abuse of office among other grave allegations
– The conclusion of the Waititu impeachment process opens the way for Nyoro to take over the County leadership
Last night’s Senate vote that affirmed Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu’s impeachment has opened ground for new leadership in the County after Senate speaker Ken Lusaka put on gazette the house decision. Waititu’s deputy James Nyoro is consequently expected to take oath of office and assume the county’s apex position any time from now.
The details of the scheduled swearing-in have been revealed through the issuing of a statement by the Judiciary indicating that High Court Judge John Onyiego will preside over the ceremony today, January 30, at 10: 00 am East African time.
“High Court Judge Onyiego will today, January 30, preside over the swearing-in ceremony of the new Kiambu Governor James Nyoro,” the statement said.
The move has been occasioned by a lengthy impeachment process that kicked off in the Kiambu County Assembly late last year and attained a conclusive end yesternight in a heated Senate session. The final vote that sealed Waititu’s fate was tailored to issue a verdict on three charges that the ousted governor was facing. They included gross misconduct, abuse of office and graft accusations. The Senate found him guilty on all the counts.
Worth noting, however, is the fact that the governor has not exhausted all his appeal options and it’s widely speculated that he will be moving to court seeking to overturn the landmark Senate decision.
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