– Waititu faces charges relating to misuse of office
– Senate sitting to listen to impeachment motion currently underway
– Kang’ata wants Waititu sent home to serve as an example to other corrupt officials
Deputy majority whip in the Senate who is also Murang’a County Senator Irungu Kang’ata has called for an exhaustive inquest into the graft charges facing Kiambu County governor Ferdinand Waititu, urging his colleagues in the senate to send the embattled governor packing should he be found culpable.
Kang’ata expressed his sentiments via his twitter handle on Monday, asking the house to demonstrate support to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s fight against graft during the impeachment hearing siting scheduled for Tuesday. He explained that the successful conclusion of the ouster motion would send a clear message to other county chiefs who might have intentions to defraud the public.
“Our counties have been looted left, right and centre. At least one chief executive of a county needs to go home to send the right message. Senate needs to support HE efforts of fighting corruption. Tomorrow at the Senate’s proceedings for Kiambu County- maybe this is it”, tweeted Kang’ata.
During a similar hearing on January 21, senators failed to agree on an 11-member special committee sitting and instead voted to adopt for a plenary.
Waititu was impeached by Kiambu County Assembly members on December 19, 2019 after a record 63 members voted in favor of the removal motion beating the one vote that was against the ouster.
The governor faces among other charges, violation of the public procurement rules and conflict of interest, after word came out that he had awarded government tenders to companies owned by his relatives.
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