Machakos County has 59 Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) including 19 nominated MCAs. The Star reports that 39 of the 40 elected MCAs have signed the petition to impeach Mutua. 7 of the 19 nominated MCAs are also of the opinion that the Governor should be sent home.
39 out of 40 elected MCAs in Machakos sign a petition to impeach Alfred Mutua
The fate of Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua is hanging by a thread after majority of Machakos County MCAs signed a petition to impeach him.
The impeachment move comes as a surprise to many given that Mutua was said to be the most performing governor in Kenya.
Mutua’s philosophy of ‘Maendeleo Chap Chap’ which was aimed at fast development of Machakos County was hailed by many, and was perceived to be the pillar of his re-election bid and leverage against Kenyan MCAs with appetite for impeaching governors.
But Machakos MCAs want to send Mr. Mutua packing on the basis of abuse of office and abetting corruption.
The recent unveiling of statues of prominent Kamba leaders in Machakos further fueled MCAs beef with Mutua; some MCAs claimed the governor did consult residents and the county assembly when he erected three statues of Muindi Mbingu, Paul Ngei and Mulu Mutisya.
The Star further reports that Machakos MCAs held a closed-door meeting on October 26th to prepare for Mutua’s impeachment motion to be tabled in the assembly in the course of the week.
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