▪Waititu is accused of gross violation of the Constitution and Public Finance Management Act, crimes under the national law and abuse of office.
Ferdinand Ndung’u Waititu Babayao has been impeached as the Governor of Kiambu County.
Senators voted to remove Governor Waititu on the three charges
The first count was supported by 27 senators while the second and third received support from 28.
Only a simple majority of 24 Senators was required to vote in support of the motion for it to pass.
The embattled county boss is accused of contravening the public procurement and disposal act by allegedly influencing the award of lucrative tenders to companies associated with his immediate family and close relatives.
In the petition, the county boss is also accused of hiring over 600 casuals without the involvement of the County Public Service Board before later firing them. According to the MCAs this exposed the county to risk of multiple suits and loss of public funds.
He is alleged to have violated the Constitution by forcefully dispossessing and unlawfully occupying the property of Cecilia Njoki Mbugua, a widow in Thika town.
The petition claims Waititu used his office to coerce the widow to transfer her parcel of land to his second wife in exchange for some favours in the county, an allegation the Governor strongly denies.
Waititu’s impeachment by the Senate comes as the last nail in the coffin unless he secures a second chance in the corridors of justice.