Wajir Deputy Governor Ahmed Ali Muktar photo
Wajir Deputy Governor Ahmed Ali Muktar swearing in ceremony.


Wajir Deputy Governor Ahmed Ali Muktar on Tuesday took the oath of office following notice in the Kenya Gazette.

Mr Muktar will replace the impeached Governor Mohamed Abdi Mohamud over abuse of office.

On Monday, 25 senators voted for the governor’s removal after he was found liable for gross violation of the Constitution.

Two opposed the motion and four abstained.

Nyamira Senator Okongo Omogeni, who chaired the special committee that examined the governor, abstained from the vote.

Others who leapt the vote were senators Ochilo Ayacko, James Orengo and Mutula Kilonzo. Senators Samson Cherargey and Kipchumba Murkomen voted to save the governor.

“The net effect of the vote is that Mr Muhamud has been impeached and he ceases to hold office,” Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka ruled after the vote.

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