Meru County Assembly has begun collecting public views to determine the fate of Governor Kawira Mwangaza amid MCAs’ bid to impeach her.
Hundreds of residents stormed the County Assembly premises to submit their opinion and make presentations on whether to remove or save the governor, who has less than three months in office.
This drive is in anticipation of an impeachment motion against Mwangaza set for Wednesday this week.
Meanwhile, the hearing of Mwangaza’s petition seeking to block her impeachment will be held on today in the afternoon.
The Governor last week moved to court seeking to bar members of the county assembly from debating an impeachment motion against her.
The motion is based on five grounds including gross violation of the Constitution and abuse of office.
Mwangaza asked the court to grant her conservatory orders suspending the tabling, debating and considering and or acting upon the impeachment motion dated twenty first of November by Members of County Assembly.
She also sought conservatory orders prohibiting the respondents from discussing, debating or dealing with the impeachment motion against her.
The motion moved by Abogeta West Ward MCA Denis Kiogora, the Minority Whip is supported by 68 of the 69 members of the Assembly.
According to the impeachment motion, the MCA alleges that Governor Mwangaza has contravened the Public Finance Management Act, has been involved in misconduct on the nomination of County Executive Committee members, nepotism, illegal appointments, unlawful dismissals, and usurpation of Constitutional and statutory functions of county organs.
The impeachment motion read in part that the Governor has engaged in multiple discreditable acts that severally and collectively amount to :
(i) gross violation of the Constitution
(ii) gross violation of various national and county laws
(iii) abuse of office
(iv) gross misconduct