The Senate on Friday, December 30, acquitted Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza from the impeachment proposal by Meru Members of the County Assembly (MCAs).
This was after the 11-member special committee chaired by Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale said that the county legislators failed to substantiate the 62 allegations leveled against her.
“None of the charges was proved,” Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale said while tabling the report.
As such, senate speaker Amason Kingi said that the matter of impeachment of Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza is put to rest.
“The committee has found that all allegations against the Governor not to be substantiating. The matter of impeachment is now put to rest,” Kingi said as the governor broke down in tears.
Kawira took to social media moments later thanking God after the impeachment plot against her backfired.
While quoting 1 Thessalonians 5:18, the governor said the dismissal of the impeachment proposal against her was the will of God.
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you,” the Meru governor said.
Mwangaza who defeated seasoned politicians including former senator Mithika Linturi and her predecessor Kiraitu Murungi was on December 14 impeached by 67 out of the 69 Meru MCAs.
In the motion tabled by Abogeta West MCA and Minority Whip in the Assembly Dennis Kiogora accused the county boss of nepotism, illegal appointments, and unlawful dismissals, usurpation of constitutional and statutory functions.
He also accused the independent governor of gross misconduct, incitement, bullying, vilification, and misleading campaigns against other leaders.
“Take notice that pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order No. 65 (2) I, Dennis Kiogora a Member of the County Assembly of Meru representing Abogeta West and the Minority Chief Whip proposes to move the following motion in the County Assembly of Meru,” Kiogora said.