The High Court has temporarily suspended the proceedings to impeach Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Mumbi, on the basis that Covid-19 infections will deny her Consitutional Rights to follow the hearing sessions.
While giving the ruling on Tuesday, Judge Weldon Korir said that despite Kirinyaga Members of County Assembly MCAs doing their part, the crisis at hand will limit the two parties from following sessions of her impeachment as per the regulations.
Judge Korir added that the ruling will remain in order until when the next determination will be made after the Coronavirus disease is under control.
“The orders will remain in force pending the hearing and determination of the petition or the containment of the Covid-19 pandemic, whichever the event occurs first,” he stated.
At the same time , the court declined to stop sessions of the Kirinyanga County Assembly as requested by two MCAs saying that he does not powers to interfere with proceeding of the assembly.
This becomes the second time this year and third time in less than two years, the Kirinyaga boss is on the verge of being evicted from the office.
The impeachment motion championed by Mutira MCA Kinyua Wangui was tabled in the House on Wedneday, April 1st.
In the motion, the MCAs accuses the governor of violation of the Constitution for not delivering the annual state of the county, violating the Public Procurement and Disposal Act therefore irregularly awarding tenders and procurements.
Last week, Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju wrote to the assemblely Majority Leader James Murango accusing the MCAs for not waiting for the party to resolve their issues, terming some of the complaints as personal.