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Kawira Mwangaza in tears after Senate rules on her impeachment [Video]

Senate makes ruling on Governor Kawira Mwangaza's impeachment

Governor Kawira Mwangaza and her lawyers at the Senate for the hearing of her impeachment on December 27, 2022

The Senate special committee appointed to investigate and consider the impeachment of Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza tabled its report before the house on Friday, December 30, 2022.

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The report was presented by the committee chairperson Boni Khalwale who said that none of the five charges against Governor Mwangaza were substantiated.

This means that the county chief has been aqcuitted of the charges.

In the first count, she was accused of nepotism, illegal appointments, unlawful dismissals and usurpation of the Constitution, the appointment of her husband to county offices, violation of the Meru Youth Service Act and roadside appointments of employees.

In the second count, she was accused of inciting the public against other leaders, violating the Public Officer Ethics Act, holding public vilifications against members of the County Assembly, inciting the public against MCAs, violently grabbing the mic from the Meru County Assembly minority leader and speaking ill against the Catholic Church.

Charge number three accused Gov Mwangaza of forcefully entering into the Meru County Assembly premises, falsely accusing MCAs of being cartels, blackmail, greed, and corruption and organised violent demos against MCAs at the assembly precincts and addressing rioters outside the assembly.

In the fourth count, she was charged with violation of section 159 of the Public finance Management Act 2022, directing Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital to spend all revenue at source, and unduly promoting Baite TV which she owns.

The governor was also accused of vilifying MCAs for not approving some County Executive Committee nominees and failing to nominate other individuals when four nominees were rejected by the County Assembly and instead, reorganising her government to six departments instead of 10.

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