On Friday, December 30, the embattled Meru Governor avoided being removed from office after senators rejected the MCAs’ resolution to do so.
The decision was made at a special session that was convened in the afternoon after a committee headed by Senator Boni Khalwale laid a report on the floor of the house.
“After the consideration of charges made against Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza, all 11 members of the Special Senate Committee agreed and recommended that none of the charges was proved,” Khalwale remarked while tabling the report.
On December 14, 2022, the Senate received a motion to impeach Governor Mwangaza from the Meru County Assembly.
Mwangaza was removed from office by 67 MCAs after a vigorous campaign.
Her improper use of her position, severe wrongdoing, and constitutional violations were alleged by the parliamentarians.
When he received the impeachment motion, Senate Speaker Amason Kingi established a Special Senate Committee to consider the case.
Senate Majority Whip and Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale served as the committee’s chair.
The committee was informed of the alleged abuse of the governor’s office during the hearing.
The governor, according to the committee, lacked transparency and competition in hiring and appointed her husband to a position that didn’t exist.
Along with neglecting to submit his name to the assembly for approval, Mwangaza was charged with disobeying the procedure for establishing the husband’s office.
Khalwale stated, “We are delighted to end the hearing of evidence on the topic of investigation into and consideration of the impeachment of Kawira Mwangaza, the Governor of Meru,” in a letter following the proceedings’ conclusion on December 29.
“We are now into report writing which will be tabled to the senate on Friday, December 30,” the senator added.