Members of County Assembly have once again commenced plans to impeach Wajir governor Mohammed Abdi Mohammud over claims of corruption, abuse of office, and incompetency.
Tula Tula MCA Abdullahi Mohamed, the mover of the motion accused the county boss of delegating powers to his wife Kheira Omar adding that the former Wajir East MP failed to provide quarterly expenditure reports to the county assembly as required by the Public Finance Management Act 2012.
“The governor has allowed his wife to literally run county affairs as the de facto authority. He ceremoniously officiates and signs off where necessary for decisions she unilaterally makes on her own wishes and judgement without due regard to any law,’’ Isack Abdullahi told the Nation newspaper.
Kivumbi.co.ke has learnt that at least 34 out of 49 ward reps have signed the motion to impeach the governor.
According to Section 33 of the County Governments Act, a member must receive the support of two-thirds of all the other members to move the motion which, in this case is 32 members.
Governor Abdi’s reign has been persistent with controversy after he spent almost two years in and out of court over a case challenging his academic papers.
There were allegations he doesn’t have a degree as the law requires and the case went all the way to the Supreme Court.
This comes at a time the county boss is working day and night to challenge another petition that was filed at the Senate by Osman Idris Mohamed, a resident of Wajir County seeking to prove he is unfit to hold office.
The county law makers further claimed that the county administration has failed to allocate over Ksh 70 million meant for operations of the county assembly.
“The governor has also failed to submit to the county assembly an annual report on the implementation status of county policies and plans,” said the notice.
According to the motion, the county government has also violated Public Finance Management 2015 by operating 19 bank accounts in local commercial banks and not at the Central Bank of Kenya.