Senators have been recalled from their recess for a Special Sitting on Tuesday, January 21st in order to discuss Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu’s impeachment.
In a special gazette notice on January 10th, Senators will have the special sitting on Tuesday next week. Senate Speaker, Ken Lusaka revealed the decision to convene a special sitting was arrived at following a request by Senate Majority Leader, Kipchumba Murkomen who mobilized support of the requisite number of Senators for the sitting.
Lusaka received the Impeachment resolution from Kiambu County Assembly Speaker dated December 20th on December 23th. 63 ward representatives passed the impeachment motion. Key issues raised were abuse of office and violation of the Public Finance Management Act
The gazettement comes against the backdrop of a missed 7-day deadline in which the Senate was expected to convene and discuss the impeachment motion upon receipt of a resolution. The deadline is set out under the County Governments Act.