Kiambu MCAs impeach Governor Ferdinand Waititu

Embattled Kiambu County Governor Ferdinand Waititu. [Photo/NTV]

Embattled Kiambu County Governor Ferdinand Waititu has been impeached.

The 63 MCAs voted to impeach Waititu over what they termed as alleged gross misconduct and abuse of office. One MCA voted against the impeachment while, 28 others were absent.

The impeachment motion was tabled by Ndenderu MCA Solomon Kinuthia.

According to the motion, the county boss contravened the public procurement and disposal act by allegedly influencing the award of lucrative tenders to companies associated with his immediate family and close relatives.

Waititu is also accused of hiring over 600 casuals without consulting with the County Public Service Board before firing them.

Kinuthia further claimed that Waititu violated the Constitution of Kenya by forcefully dispossessing and unlawfully occupying the property of Cecilia Njoki Mbugua, a Thika widow.

However, move to also impeach Deputy Governor Nyoro collapsed after Witeithie MCA Macharia Taki, who was pushing it failed to attend the session.