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Drama ensued at Kitui County Assembly on Monday, June 29 after lawyers representing Governor Charity Ngilu’s were forcibly thrown out of the offices.
According to the visibly angry lawyers, they had gone to the assembly to represent Governor Ngilu who had been summoned by MCAs.
“You invited us, can you ask the Speaker to give us a letter of cancellation, this is a public office. You want to bar as so that you can blame Governor for not honouring the summon. You invite the governor here and you do not want her lawyers to appear,”said one of the lawyers.
Reacting to the incident, Governor Ngilu has questioned the MCAs actions to, yet they are the ones who summoned her to appear before the assembly to answer to allegations stated in the motion.
“The County Assembly that invited me (in person or represented by counsel) to answer to allegations in a witch-hunt impeachment motion have violently kicked out my lawyers. If a proper and legitimate impeachment, why resort to draconian measures?” said the Governor.
This happens just days after the high court temporarily stopped Kitui MCAs from debating an impeachment motion that seeks to kick her out of office.
Meanwhile Council of Governors Chaiperson Wycliffe Oparanya has reiterated his stand against the wave of possible impeachment motions initiated by MCAs against county bosses, insisting that they are an impediment to development at grass-root levels.
Speaking in Nairobi after meeting Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa to discuss on county boundaries dispute crisis, the Kakamega Governor urged MCAs to instead focus on the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.