Ms. Waiguru has already responded to the accusations through her legal team led by her husband Kamotho Waiganjo, dismissing the accusations as an attempt to settle a personal vendetta.”
Panic has gripped Kirinyaga County after residents woke up on Sunday morning to find leaflets that were circulated specifically to incite people against Governor Anne Waiguru.
Typed in bold and splashing the phrase “Waiguru Must go”, the leaflets which were done in both English and Kikuyu languages, urged residents to take to the streets to protest against the governor and were found distributed in Kerugoya, Kimbimbi, Kianyaga, Kutus, Ngurubani and Kagio towns.
The incident comes barely some days after Kirinyaga MCAs alleged there was a plot to save Waiguru from the wrath of the Senate.
The ward representatives had earlier impeached the governor in a motion moved by Mutira Ward Representative Kinyua Wangui, accusing her of breaching the supreme law and belittling the authority of the Assembly.
They also accused the governor of planting her allies in the tender committee to drive her interests, against the Procurement Act.
Senate Constitutes Committee
Waiguru will on June 23 appear before an eleven-member special Senate committee which has been constituted to investigate allegations that prompted ward representatives to impeach her.
The Senate recommended an 11-member committee which elected Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala as its chairman.
Those seconded to the committee included Senator Abshiro Halake, Michael Mbito, Mwangi Paul Githiomi, Beth Mugo, Anuar Liotiptip, Philip Mpaayei, Cleophas Malala, Beatrice Kwamboka, Stewart Madzayo, Judith Pareno, and Moses Kajwang.
Gathumbi To Table Evidence
Kirinyaga County Assembly Speaker Anthony Gathumbi has also been summoned and is expected to tag along three ward representatives to the proceedings.
Mr. Gathumbi will table 20 hard copies of the documents that the committee will study to get a good perspective of the events that led to Waiguru’s impeachment. He must also propose names of witnesses that the committee will call upon to give evidence on the matter.
Even if Gathumbi fails to comply with the committee’s requests, the proceedings will still go on.
“Take note that should you choose not to attend before the Committee on the date and time specified in this letter, then the Committee and thereafter the Senate shall proceed with this matter in accordance with the Constitution without further reference to you,” read a letter written to him.
Ms Waiguru has already responded to the accusations through her legal team led by her husband Kamotho Waiganjo, dismissing the accusations as an attempt to settle personal vendetta.