By Josaya Mutugi
Jubilee and Kanu party officials of Kirinyaga branch have waded into the impeachment motion against Governor Ann Waiguru calling on the Senate to ensure fairness and justice.
Kanu’s branch Organizing Secretary Moses Waweru said it was unfair for leaders in support of the embattled governor to bring the gender card as her defense saying the charges against her should be dealt with based on merits.
“We are not against women leadership but we are behind our President on the fight against graft. Bringing gender card in the purge against graft is trivialising war on corruption,” Mr Waweru said.
He reminded the Senate that the President is on record that he will never support anyone implicated in the war on corruption and cautioned ODM party for their partisanship on the matter.
ODM’s Junet Mohammed has announced that Opposition Senators will back the governor and shield her from impeachment saying some forces are against women leadership.
On his part, the organizing Secretary for the ruling Jubilee party Mr Martin Muthiga any move for a section of Senators to allegedly plan on how to save the governor is illegal and should be investigated.
“Any plan to secretly plan on how to shield the governor from fair trial is illegal and must be investigated, we join our leaders in calling for a plenary session on impeachment,” he added.
The House Business Committee which is chaired by Speaker Kenneth Lusaka last week recommended for a committee to deliberate on the matter but Tue recommendation will be tabled today (Tuesday) for approval or rejection.
If the proposal is rejected, the impeachment process will be discussed by the whole house and if it is approved an 11-member committee will commence the hearing but will table their findings in Senate sometime next week