40 MCAs Sign Ngilu’s Impeachment Petition

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The Kitui county Assembly chambers.

Governor Charity Ngilu’s political survival hangs in the balance after the Majority Leader in the County Assembly of Kitui , Peter Kilonzo , is expected to table an impeachment motion after the assembly resumes its sessions next week.

The move comes after 40 out of 56 MCAs signed a petition to have Ngilu removed from the office over claims of gross misconduct and the violation of the Constitution and the County Government Act.

The MCAs further accuse Ngilu of misappropriation of public funds, undermining the authority of the County Assembly and skewed award of tenders to relatives and cronies.

The ward representatives are also angry with the governor, accusing her for failure to sack Philip Mumo, the CECM for Trade whose impeachment motion was passed by the house a year ago.

The Governor’s failure to show up before the Senate Advisory group on County Public Investment and Accounts (CPIAC) to reveal insight into review questions over administration of the county assets and expenditure for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 budgetary years is also under query by the MCAs .

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Other allegations leveled against Mama Ngilu include failure to comply with the two-third gender rule in her ministerial appointments, unlawful hiring of the incumbent County Secretary, conflict of interest in the purchase of a stone crusher plant in Yatta ward.

Barely a week ago, Ngilu jumped in defence of her Kirinyaga counterpart Gov. Anne Waiguru whose fate now hangs in the hands of the Senate.

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