An impeachment motion against Nyandarua Speaker Ndegwa Wahome sailed through after 30 MCAs voted in support of the motion while one abstained while eight members were absent.
The Friday motion moved by the Leader of Majority Ednard Kingori. Speaking to the press outside the assembly, Mr. Kingori said that they had followed the right procedure as they had a gazette notice allowing a special sitting. Deputy speaker Zackary Njeru obtained the gazette notice.
“We did not come here and assemble illegally since we had a gazette notice. It is now official that Speaker Ndegwa Wahome is no longer the speaker of the assembly,” he said.
This is happening despite a ruling by Nakuru High Court judge Justice Joel Ngugi that gave the speaker seven days to respond to the allegations that he is accused of. On the argument, that they had not followed the right procedure, Speaker Ndegwa Wahome had moved to court to seek orders to bar the assembly from impeaching him.
In his ruling, the judge said that the assembly was free to carry on with the impeachment motion as long as they followed the right procedure. The speaker is being accused of gross misconduct, abuse of office, nepotism in the hiring of staff among other ills.
While tabling the motion, Mr. Kingori also accused the speaker of being a signatory of three assembly bank accounts which is against the law.
The Speaker Ndegwa Wahome’s lawyers led by Waichungo Martin have vowed to sue the MCAS for contempt of court.