Court bars Nyandarua Assembly’s Speaker Ndegwa Wahome from transacting business

Written By: Nicholas Kigondu/ Lydia Mwangi

Former Nyandarua county assembly speaker Ndegwa Wahome was taken aback Tuesday after news that the high court had upheld his impeachment reached the assembly.

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Wahome had just made his way into the assembly ready to preside over the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020 debate that is before the assembly.

In upholding the impeachment of Ndegwa, Justice Hillary Chemitei ruled that the former speaker was unfit to preside over the debate Bill.

Nyandarua Assembly Service Board Member who is also Shamata MCA Gitau Njamba confirmed the upholding of Wahome’s impeachment by the court.

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Shortly after the decision was confirmed, business at the assembly was temporarily disrupted following a power failure.

The high court in Nakuru had offered temporal reprieve for the embattled former speaker by extending Justice Joel Ngugi’s orders of January 26 that stayed Wahome’s impeachment, noting that Ngugi had issued extensive orders over the same matter.

He had been reinstated by Ngugi after his first impeachment in December last year.

Wahome was impeached on February 10 for the second time after 26 MCAs supported the motion.

He was accused of gross misconduct, misuse of office and nepotism with members of the assembly accusing him of failing to explain how over half a billion shillings meant for the construction of the county assembly offices was appropriated.

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