Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has survived impeachment by the Meru County Assembly.
This is after the 11-member Senate Special Committee appointed to probe the grounds for her impeachment submitted a report on Friday, December 30 stating none of the charges leveled against the Governor by the Meru MCAs was proven.
She broke down in tears when the committee made the announcement.
Eagle News Feed had earlier on predicted the Governor would be saved.
Committee Chairperson, Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale, said the committee had voted unanimously in its decision to overturn Kawira’s impeachment.
Senate Speaker Amason Kingi ruled that the probe report was by extension a finding of the entire House and hence there would be no further debate on the matter.
“Honorable Senators, the committee has found all allegations against the Governor not to be substantiating… Therefore, the matter of impeachment of the Governor of Meru is now put to rest. We cannot purport to debate the report, the committee that came up with that report is a creature of this House, by extension it is the Senate that came up with that report.”
“Having pronounced itself through that report, the Senate now stands functus officio… you cannot debate your own decision.”
Mwangaza had responded to the allegations among them nepotism and irregular appointments, abuse of office, and gross violation of the constitution and other county laws.
Because the team failed to uphold the impeachment that is why the report was not debated in the House for members to vote and determine her fate.
Mwangaza now resumes her duties as the third governor of Meru County.