Relief for Ngilu after MCA temporarily withdraws impeachment motion

Written By: Emily Kay

Members of the Kitui County Assembly have on Monday shelved debate on Governor Charity Ngilu's impeachment motion.

An endeavour to oust Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu from office has suffered a major setback after some MCAs supporting it appeared to change their stance on the matter.

KBC Radio_KICD Timetable

This is after the sponsor of the motion temporarily withdrew an impeachment motion against the county chief citing frustrations from members of the county assembly.

Just a day before Governor Ngilu was expected to face the Members of the County Assembly, the Assembly Majority Leader disclosed that a number of ward representatives previously behind Ngilu’s removal had since grown cold feet.

Also Read  Ukambani Senators to defy party positions on proposed sharing formula

While disclosing that members backing the bid cannot be reached, Kitui County Assembly Leader Peter Kilonzo, who also happens to be the mover of the motion, noted that he has suspended the ouster until the members resurfaced.

Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153

The Majority Leader said that the said colleagues could not be reached on phone amid rumours that they were being held incommunicado at an unknown location to defeat the outcome of the impeachment bid.

Also Read  EACC repossesses land belonging to Meteorological department

The impeachment bid had previously suffered another drawback after Governor Ngilu obtained conservatory orders from the High Court halting debate on her planned ouster.

Also Read  Meteorological Department warns of heavy rainfall in Rift valley

Meanwhile, a section of Kitui Young Professionals Forum and Teachers’ Unions in the County expressed their displeasure over the ongoing wrangling between the two arms of the County Government.

The professionals’ spokesperson Katua Muinde the bad blood between Governor Ngilu and the Ward Representatives was hurting development and derailing service delivery to the locals


Tell Us What You Think