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Kirinyaga MCAs impeach Waiguru

Kirinyaga ward representatives have passed a motion to impeach Governor Anne Waiguru over abuse of office and graft claims.

A total of 23 MCas out of 33 voted on Tuesday to remove the county boss from office. 

Chaos erupted at the Kirinyaga County Assembly Tuesday morning as ward representatives fought during debate on a motion to impeach Ms Waiguru.

The MCAs exchanged blows and kicked each other, temporarily disrupting the session.

It took the intervention of sergeants-at-arms to restore calm in the assembly.

Trouble started when the Mutira MCA Kinyua Wangui rose up to move the motion of impeachment against Ms Waiguru and declared that she must be kicked out.

As he moved the motion, two MCAs allied to the governor – Antony Munene (Karumandi) and Lucy Njeri (nominated) – shot up, claiming that their signatures had been forged as their names appeared in the list of those seeking to impeach Ms Waiguru yet they were opposed to the motion.


The two confronted Mr Wangui, vowing that they would not allow the motion to go on.

There were chaotic scenes at the assembly as the two MCAs shouted and heckled Mr Wangui.

It was then that the legislators supporting the motion intervened and attempted to throw the two out and a fierce fight broke out.

The two warring groups, punched, kicked and threw chairs at each other.

There was a stampede as the MCAs supporting Governor Waiguru and those opposed to her engaged in running battles, much to the astonishment of Speaker Anthony Gathumbi.

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