Kawira Impeachment: Senate Committee To Begin Hearings

The Senate committee investigating the grounds for impeaching Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza will hold its first hearing on Tuesday.

The Special Committee, comprised of 11 members, will begin hearing the charges against Kawira at 8 a.m. in the Senate Chamber.
The committee will investigate the reasons for the governor’s removal and determine if the accusations leveled against her deserve her removal.

The committee has until December 30 to submit its recommendations. If the committee determines that the reasons for the governor’s dismissal are compelling, it will propose Kawira’s removal.

The recommendation must be approved or rejected by a vote of the entire House.

Boni Khalwale (Kakamega), Jackson Mandango (Uasin Gishu), Karungo Thangwa (Kiambu), Esther Okenyuri (Nominated), Roba Ali Ibrahim (Mandera), and Peris Tobiko will serve on the committee (Nominated).

Eddy Gicheru Oketch (Migori), Joseph Githuku Kamau (Lamu), Edwin Sifuna (Nairobi), Agnes Muthama (Machakos), and Johnes Mwaruma are among the others (Taita Taveta).

Among the things that enraged the MCAs was Kawira’s decision to make her husband Baichu Murega the patron of the Meru Youth Service. She is also accused of reappointing county secretary Rufus Miriti without the agreement of MCAs.

The ward representatives further claim that the appointments of Munene Samaritan as Director of Special Programmes, Ernest Mutembei as Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, Henry Mzungu as Director of Administration, and Hillary Sandy as Director of Communications were illegal.

According to them, the appointments were not made in conformity with the procedures outlined in the Constitution.