On Wednesday, December 14, 67 out of 69 Meru Members of the County Assembly unanimously voted to impeach Governor Kawira Mwangaza.
Her impeachment comes just 112 days after the hotly contested August 9, General Election and exactly six days after Meru High Court nullified the first motion tabled by the Assembly.
However, it has emerged that besieged Governor Kawira Mwangaza’s impeachment was predicted long before she was elected into office.
In his political book titled Beyond Politics: A Conversation With Kiraitu Murungi, Kawira Mwangaza’s predecessor said his successor would be impeached by Members of the County Assembly (MCAs).
Former Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi described the then Meru Woman Rep as a cunning businesswoman who had neither a political agenda nor vision for the people of Meru.
“Kawira is a self-proclaimed bishop, but in reality, she is a hypocrite deeply immersed in lies and deception of the poor and the illiterate,
“She has no concrete political agenda, and no vision for Meru,” Murungi revealed in the book that was released in July just months before the August elections.
In the August, elections, Kawira who was vying on an independent ticket defeated Kiraitu Murungi and former Meru Senator Mithika Linturi.
In the impeachment motion tabled in Meru County Assembly by Abogeta West MCA Dennis Kiogora, the county lawmakers accused the governor 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.
The Governor’s fate will be determined by the 11-member committee or the Senate in plenary, where they will either substantiate or dismiss the allegations within 10 days.
This was after Senate Speaker Amason Kingi on Thursday, December 15, confirmed to have received impeachment documents from the Meru County Assembly.