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Wambora plea to stop senate impeachment delayed

07 May 2014, 18:08 William Korir

Nairobi  - Embu governor Martin Wambora will have to wait longer to know whether his plea to avoid his impeachment taken to the senate will be accepted.

Whilst the Senate convened for a special sitting to decide on Wambora's fate, he was physically present in court awaiting the judges’ decision on whether he was going to stop his impeachment or not.


Justice Richard Mwongo gave ample time for both Mr Wambora and the Embu County Assembly to argue out on whether the impeachment had to be halted again.


Justice Mwongo said the case would be decided Monday next week without disclosing whether he would concede to stopping the Senate from impeaching Mr Wambora as per his request to the court before adjourning.


Through lawyer Francis Nyamu, Mr Wambora claimed the notice of motion passed over the resolution to have him impeached was irregular and violates his right as an elected leader.


Mr Nyamu told court that if the Senate proceeds to charge Mr Wambora with the same allegation he will be vexed twice contrary to standing orders 86 and Article 38.


“It is highly likely that Mr Wambora’s right of holding office will be violated as he will cease to hold office; and by going ahead to charge he with same initial allegations is unfair,” said Mr Nyamu.


However County Assembly lawyer Charles Njenga disagreed with Mr Nyamu through an objection they had filed and said he was merely pleading with the Court to grant orders which had already been determined by the High Court sitting in Kerugoya that had heard Wambora’s case at the start.


Mr Njenga said the motion was passed accordingly as required and the Speaker notified other members about the sitting yesterday through a gazette notice hence could not be stopped.


“A private County Assembly member filed a notion which got the Speaker’s approval and he acceded by a gazette notice, hence convinced the senate to the extent that the resolution passed is now part of the Senate, they are just waiting to execute the motion,” said Mr Njenga.


He added that the County Assembly has the powers to move, remove or propose the removal of a governor.


Mr Wambora is seeking an interpretation of the constitution following the motion passed against him by the Embu County Assembly which is determined to have him out of office through the Senate’s impeachment.


Embu High Court judges Cecilia Githua, Hedwig Ong’udi and Boaz Olago had withdrawn themselves from a case filed by Embu voters seeking to bar the same impeachment motion from being discussed by the Senate.


At the same time Mr Wambora had been reinstated in a ruling that found the Senate and the County Assembly in violation of court orders.


Mr Wambora who moved to the Milimani Court last Friday is faced with allegation of abuse of office and massive misappropriation of public funds.

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