Meru Governor Bishop Kawira Mwangaza is certain that God will see her through the impeachment case set to begin at the Senate Tuesday, December 27.
The Governor took to her Facebook page to share a biblical message that ostensibly speaks of her case that the Senate will be probing in the next few days.
“Luke 12:11-12“And when you are brought to trial in the synagogues and before rulers and authorities, don’t worry about how to defend yourself or what to say,for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what needs to be said,” she shared.
And she pleaded not guilty to all the five charges that informed her impeachment.
Appearing before the Senate Special Committee probing her ouster, she denied all accusations leveled against her by the Meru County Assembly.
The first charge was engaging in nepotism, illegal appointments, unlawful dismissal and usurping of the constitution and statutory functions of county organs.
The was secondly accused of incitement, bullying, vilification and misleading campaigns against other leaders
The third charge facing Kawira was forceful entry into the assembly precincts and mobilization of unlawful riots against MCAs.
The fourth charge was a violation of Public Finance Management laws while the last “crime” was misconduct relating to the nomination of CEC
Meru County Assembly has been allocated three and a half hours to prosecute its case.
It has lined up three witnesses.
The 11-member committee will determine whether accusations leveled against the governor warrant her removal.
The committee has up to December 30 to deliver its findings.
Kawira became the first county boss to be impeached barely three months after being sworn in.
All 67 Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) present during the impeachment session voted to remove her over abuse of office claims.
The Bonny Khalwale-led special committee on Monday held its first meeting to plan for the hearings.
The special committee intends to conclude the hearings by Wednesday before tabling a report on the floor of the Senate for determination.
The MCAs in Meru impeached the Governor on grounds that she appointed her husband to a non-existent office, and lack of transparency and competitiveness in recruitment.
She is also accused of disregarding the process of establishing the husband’s office and failing to submit his name to the assembly for approval.