Kibwana will not go down without a fight
10 October 2014, 13:29
Nairobi - Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana says he is not afraid of impeachment, saying he is willing to face his detractors.
The under-fire Kibwana has been impeached by the Makueni County Assembly after months of back and forth between the County Assembly and county government executive.
The problems between the two sides started after Kibwana said he would not agree to demands by the Assembly to have more funds allocated to them.
Kibwana alleged that the Members of County Assembly had put him under pressure to allocate more funds to their use, which he felt was unnecessary.
" I insist that I will not put the money allocated to the people of Makueni to bad use and I stick by my words and repercussions that might come with it, he had said.
The MCA's then proceeded to frustrate life in the County, slowing down normal day to day procedures and hindering the progress made in that regard.
And after shootings in the County Assembly premises which saw five people injured last month, during a meeting planning Kibwana's ouster the crisis had fully blown up.
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And speaking of his impeachment, Kibwana's conscience is clear over what will happen next.
" I am not afraid of impeachment and will be ready to face the law as it is. My conscience is clear," he said after news of his fate broke.
He said that he would face the Senate Committee set up to probe is impeachment knowing he has done nothing wrong and also insists that only dissolution of the county will help matters.
" Only dissolution will save Makueni. There is need to go back to the electorate to seek their mandate afresh and that is what we are working on, he said.
Kibwana has already started the process of collecting signatures that will see the County be dissolved by the president and new elections called.
Kibwana is the third Governor to be impeached following Embu's Martin Wambora and Kericho's Paul Chepkwony. Wambora has since survived thanks to a a number of court cases despite being condemned by the Senate, while Chepkwony was cleared by the Senate.
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