Desperate Ngilu sits on political bonus as Kitui county assembly set for impeachment on Monday impeachment motions progerss
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru. FILE

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu’s on under-siege as his Kirinyaga counterpart Ms Anne Waiguru roasted at the Senate. Kitui assembly Majority Leader submits an impeachment motion to the speaker of the assembly.

Athi Ward Representative, Peter Kilonzo alias Tangawizi drafted the motion in which Governor Ngilu is accused of violating the Constitution, abusing her office and gross misconduct.

“Members of the public are hereby notified that a notice of motion on the impeachment of Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has been served to the Speaker of the County Assembly, the matter will be tabled to the Assembly for debate on Monday, June 29,” the notice reads from dailies.

The same notice asked members of the public to weigh in on the matter through filled and signed questionnaires and written memoranda before Friday, June 26.

In the motion in question, the MCA claims that the Governor was summoned to appear before the Senate Committee on County Public Investment and Accounts (CPIAC) to shed light on audit queries over management of the county funds and expenditure for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 financial years, cumulatively amounting to approximately Ksh20 million.

Mrs Ngilu’s failure to account for the said expenditure as required further violates Article 201 (a) of the Constitution and her said actions have utterly eroded the public confidence of the people of Kitui County in the integrity of the holder of the office.

She is accused of failing to comply with the two-third gender rule in appointments, violating people’s right to health and conflict of interest in the purchase of a stationary stone crusher plant.

She violated Section 44 of the County Governments’ act by irregularly and unlawfully hiring of the County Secretary, failing to dismiss the impeached county executive member for trade, cooperatives and investments Philip Mumo.

She violated the income tax act by failing to remit statutory deductions to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) among others.

Kilonzo says there is more summons directed the Governor to furnish the CPIAC with written responses to the cited audit queries well before the CPIAC hearing.

Governor Charity Ngilu, in an open and blatant manner and in utter disregard of the law, she declined or and ignored to comply with the said summons and directions, and when she finally appeared before the CPIAC on 29th November 2019, she failed to give a satisfactory response to the Audit Queries and resultantly, she was fined Sh500,0000.

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