Ward reps might have to kick out or save governor
SEE ALSO :Obado and Ruto throw jab at RailaInvestigations by The Standard indicated that Obado's supporters and strategists have held meetings with some of the MCAs to pre-empt any plans to impeach him. Several human rights activists and lawyers have demanded that Obado step aside or be impeached. Among those demanding Obado's removal from office is International Center for Policy and Conflict Executive Director Wainaina Ndung'u. Legal officer Manwa Hosea said Obado's integrity had been watered down and the county assembly should begin the process of impeaching him. “Governor Obado should resign or allow the county assembly take up its responsibilities in passing the impeachment motion. They should not wait for the judicial process.”
SEE ALSO :Obado's home, office searched“We don’t want to get into another debate yet the matter is before able judicial and prosecution officers," said Mr Ogega. An MCA, however, told The Standard in confidence that Obado's fate had been the subject of discussions among MCAs and the political class in the county. "Let us not pretend. This matter is delicate. It is the assembly that can save or finish the governor. There are those who want us to send him home and others who feel that would be too harsh for a man serving his last term in office," said the MCA. Obado has denied the murder charges. Sharon was said to have been seven months pregnant with his baby. A close aide was however optimistic the governor would overcome the challenges facing him. "Mr Obado is innocent until found guilty by the court. I am not seeing him being impeached by the assembly because majority of the MCAs are on his side," he said.
SEE ALSO :Oparanya blocks MCAs' bid for car loansAt the county offices, senior officials said work was progressing well despite Obado's absence. Obado's deputy, Nelson Mwita, was running the county together with the county executive committee members. The county communications director, Nicholas Anyuor, said the county was operating normally. However, some senior officials were not in as they had travelled to Nairobi to attend Obado's court session. Yesterday, most employees abandoned their duties to follow the proceedings of Obado's bail application on television. "I am not in the mood to work. How can I concentrate when my governor is facing such huge problems?" said a clerical officer.