The Senate on Tuesday, June 16 voted that Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru to face 11-member Senate committee.
This follows her impeachment for abuse of office and gross misconduct by the Kirinyaga MCAs on June 9, 2020
45 Senators voted in favour of the select Committee to probe Waiguru against 14.
The 11-member select team comprises of senators: Abshiro Halake
Mwangi Paul Githiomi
Judith Pareno and Moses Kajwang.
The motion to have Waiguru investigated by the Senate was moved by nominated Senator Farhiya Ali Haji.
Senate Minority Leader, James Orengo’s remarks that someone was after Waiguru’s head, and not the County Assembly as believed attracted criticism
Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen who termed Orengo’s remarks as Unfortunate
“If this select committee is going to sanitise Waiguru, we should be told the truth,” said Murkomen.
Senator Orengo’s statements drew confusion in the House with most senators present in the chambers rising on a point of order, forcing Speaker Kenneth Lusaka to call for decorum.
“Honourable senators, the whole world is watching us. Let us conduct ourselves with decorum,” said Lusaka.
This came after senators voted against extension of time to debate upon it.
Some of the senators who voted in support of the committee include:
Samuel Poghisio (West Pokot)
Gideon Moi (Baringo)
Moses Kajwang (Homa Bay)
James Orengo (Siaya)
Mutula Kilonzo (Makueni)
Cleophas Malala (Kakamega)
Ledama Olekina (Narok)
Ochilo Ayacko (Migori) among others.
Those who opposed included
Samson Cherargei (Nandi)
Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo-Marakwet)
Mithika Linturi (Meru)
Enoch Wambua (Kitui)
Njeru Ndwiga (Embu)
Charles Kibiru (Kirinyaga) among others.