Kenneth Lusaka, the senate speaker today acknowledged having received a letter from embattled Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu. The governor was writing to the senate speaker about his impeachment and why he thinks it was done in bad faith.
The speaker, however, told the press that he had no power to act on the letter since he had not been notified about the impeachment and as the speaker he had to follow protocol to act on such delicate matters.
In the letter, Governor Waititu had accused the County speaker of doctoring his impeachment votes. The governor noted that during the session,
According to his calculations, the county has a total of 92 members hence 62 members are required in order to pass such a motion as stipulated under section 33(2) of the county Assembly Act.
However, the governor argued that during the motion, 35 members of the County Assembly were absent hence the impeachment process was flawed. The governor noted that 3 county MCAs had traveled to Dubai while 30 others had visited Lake Bogoria county lodge.
Although the impeachment was annulled for not meeting the set standards, the county speaker has set aside another date when the motion will be tabled afresh.