Embattled Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has moved to court to stop the impeachment process against her.
Ms Waiguru argued the ward representatives acted in contempt of court orders in voting to remove her from office. She said the High Court had early temporarily stopped the local leaders from debating the motion because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In an urgent application filed on Wednesday, Ms Waiguru asked the court to declare her impeachment null and void pending the hearing and determination of the case.
“Pending hearing and determination of this application, court do issue a conservatory order stopping the county assembly of Kirinyaga, any other body or authority from discussing, seizing, deliberating or otherwise acting upon the impeachment motion in respect to Ms Waiguru,” her Waweru Gatonye said.
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is looking into corruption allegation claims from impeachment documents presented against Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.
According to EACC Central Regional Manager Charles Rasungu, one of the cases involves a number of tenders allegedly influenced by the governor.
Documents cited in the impeachment motion against Waiguru claimed that she influenced tender processes in favour of Velocity Partners Limited.
It is further alleged that monies to the tune of Ksh. 10 million were paid to the Governor for trips that allegedly did not take place or were not official.
The EACC is also investigating 38 officers from Kirinyaga County Government who are expected to record statements.
When asked if investigators would be inviting the governor for questioning, Rasungu noted that at this point they cannot pre-empt it.
However, he stated that Governor Waiguru or any other person involved may be called in for questionings where deemed necessary.
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