Governor Muhamed Abdi Muhamud Fate Lies In The Hand Of The Senate

Kenyan Senate will vote on Monday evening to approve or reject the impeachment of Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi Muhamud.

The County boss was impeached by Members of County Assembly (MCAs) on April 27 on the ground of financial impropriety, abuse of office, gross misconduct, and violation of the Constitution.

Thirty-seven MCAs voted in favour of his ouster, while 10 opposed his impeachment.

Following his removal, a Senate special committee was established to hear the case, and after a two-day hearing, the 11-member committee has recommended his ouster.

The committee table the report in a special meeting on Monday, May 17.  Senator Okong’o Omogeni led committee found the Governor guilty of gross violation of the Constitution by flouting the County Government Act, Public Procurement Act, and Asset Disposal Act, and the Public Finance Management Act.

However, it absolved him from abuse of office and gross misconduct due to lack of sufficient evidence.

“The committee has considered the evidence submitted by parties and found that allegation of the violation of the rights of health of the people of Wajir to have been substantiated and that the violation meets the threshold of impeachment,” read part of the report.

Should the Senate approve his ouster, he will become the third Governor to be removed from the office. Others are Ferdinand Waititu (Kiambu County) and Mike Sonko (Nairobi).

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