NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 30 – Embattled Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has survived an impeachment attempt by Members of County Assembly (MCAs) after the Senate Committee probing her conduct found that the allegations against her were unsubstantiated.
While presenting the report to the plenary, the committee’s chairman Boni Khalwale indicated that MCAs failed to prove any of the claims they had leveled against her.
“The Committee having investigated the matter in accordance with its mandate under section 33(4) of the County Governments Act and standing order 80(2) of the Senate Standing Orders reports to the Senate that it finds that the five Charges against the Governor of Meru County have not been substantiated,” read the report
The 11-member committee unamiously resolved to dismiss the 62 charges saying they had not been substantiated as required by the law governing impeachment of governors.
Governor Mwangaza who was seated in the Chamber when the decision was rendered was seen burying her head into her hands in disbelief.