Barely a week after a petition was tabled in the Meru County Assembly by the minority whip Denis Kiogora to impeach Governor Kawira Mwangaza, the house on Monday convened a public participation forum in its premises.
The petition was signed by 68 out of the total 69 MCAs after appending their signatures, with Mwangaza saying that she was not afraid of the MCAs, although she sought refuge from the court.
Her case which was treated as urgent would be heard today, with the MCAs expected to vote for the motion on Wednesday, November 30th, but this will be based on what the court will decide today.
The public participation session was attended by hundreds of the residents, who seemed restless, and for about a minute or so, chanted 'Mwangaza Must Go,' in support of the impeachment motion.
Mwangaza won the August 9th polls as an independent candidate defeating the then governor Kiraitu Murungi, and the then UDA's candidate and the current Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi.
The grounds of the motion seeking to impeach Kawira include nepotism, unlawful dismissal, illegal appointments, incitement, misleading campaigns against other leaders, violation of the constitution, mobilization of unlawful riots against MCAs, violation of the Public Finance Management law, and also misconduct relating to nomination of County Executive Committee Members among others.
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