Senators crack the whip as Deputy Governors to face impeachment
11 October 2016, 14:30
Nairobi - Deputy Governors will now face impeachment if a new law presented at the Senate is passed and approved.
The Impeachment Procedure Bill, 2016, provides a framework for removing
public officers, including the President, DP, Cabinet secretaries,
governors, deputy governors and members of county executives.
It is sponsored by Nyandarua Senator Muriuki Karue, who says it
is difficult to impeach a deputy governor because the County Governments
Act contains a provision for removal but the Constitution does not.
the MCAs forward the name of a governor or deputy Governor for impeachment, he actually goes home if we concur. This issue
of going to court for one or two years should end,” Karue told News24.
Deputy Governors have not faced the wrath of the law thanks to the loophole that exists in the Constitution and have thus had some sore of free role.
Now that will change and especially for those who are not seeing eye to eye with their bosses and might now be accused of stopping the day to day activities of the County governments by not being in good working terms with their respective Governor's.
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