The Senate Wednesday voted to impeach Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu aka Babayao.
A majority of the senators voted in support of removing Waititu from office over allegations of corruption, gross misconduct and abuse of office.
They voted against Waititu on three charges; Violation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Crimes under the national Law and Abuse of office/ Gross Misconduct. The tallies for the three separate votes were 23 against 13, 28 against 11 and 27 against 11.
He faced three charges, all of which were upheld. The first charge was a gross violation of the Constitution, Public Finance Management Act and PPD Act.
For this charge, 27 senators upheld the charge, while 12 voted in the governor’s favour.
In the second charge, 28 senators upheld the charge, while 11 voted to drop the charge.
In the third charge, 28 voted to uphold the charge, while 11 voted to drop it.
Waititu joins six other governors who have been impeached since the introduction of devolution and they are Wambora (Embu), Paul Chepkwony (Kericho), Mwangi wa Iria (Murang’a), now deceased Nderitu Gachagua (Nyeri) and Granton Samboja (Taita Taveta).
Even after warning the Senators that he might in future be in is shoes, senators voted to impeach the embattled Governor.
Will he survive like Wambora of Embu?