The embattled governor is facing impeachment after Kiambu MCAs voted to remove the county chief on January 29, 2020, for alleged gross misconduct and abuse of office.
The impeachment split Jubilee senators, with those allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta pushing for the upholding of the assembly’s decision while DP William Ruto’s supporters opposing it.
There has been intense lobbying by both camps.
Here is an Impeachable of the charges against the governor;
1. Lack of accountability in the Management of county resources by incurring unsustainable debts and other pending obligations to the tune of 4 billion.
2. Disregarding the County Assembly as an arm of the County Government. Waititu allegedly diverted funds intended for use by the assembly to projects where he would obtain personal benefits through Irregular procurement.
3. Awarding Sh2.1 billion towards road tarmacking contracts against the approved Sh1.4 billion. By doing so, waiting was violating the constitution of Kenya, 2010 Article 2019 (a), (d) (e) on principles of public finance. He exposed Kiambu to huge losses through potential suits for Breach of contract and poor pending bills.
4. Failure to establish the county budget and economic forum as stipulated in section 137 of the public finance management act 2012 as a result, the county has sabotaged public consumption as regard
According to the speaker of the senate, Kenneth Lusaka, the failure was deliberate to create an atmosphere of chaos to facilitate that plunder and loss of public resources.
Criminal offenses charges.
Waititu is accused of facilitating the irregular transfer of 0.135ha of land in January 2018 from one Cecilia Njoki Mbugua to Wamuyu Nyatu.
Lusaka said the charge is Forceful dispossession.