Meru: Mwangaza Violated The Law At least Once a Day

The assembly, through lawyer Muthomi Thiankolu, stated that there were 62 constitutional violations committed within 64 days.

Meru County Assembly claims Governor Kawira Mwangaza violated the law at least once a day between September 6 and November 9.

The assembly, through lawyer Muthomi Thiankolu, stated that there were 62 constitutional violations committed within 64 days.

“Her removal is based on gross violations of the Constitution and gross misconduct,” Thiankolu told the Senate Special Committee that will decide whether the governor’s accusations warrant her removal.

Kawira became the first county executive to be impeached just three months after assuming office.

During the impeachment session, all 67 members of the County Assembly (MCAs) present voted to remove her over allegations of abuse of office.

Thiankolu stated in his submissions that there were 19 violations under the first charge, 30 under the second charge, four in the third charge, three charges in the fourth charge, and six gross violations in the final cluster of the charge.

The lawyer went on to say that because Kawira is an independent candidate, the 11-member committee should not be led to believe she was impeached.

He also stated that Kawira refused to appear before the assembly to defend herself against the allegations leveled against her.

“The governor should also not say she was being targeted because she is a woman. Even the female MCAs voted to impeach her,” he added.

Meru County Assembly will have three and a half hours to present its case. 

It has three witnesses lined up.