Don't punish me for the sins of my relatives, Waititu pleads with Senate
SEE ALSO: Baba Yao fights back“There must be guidelines. However bad I might look politically speaking, I deserve justice like everybody else. I deserve fair judgement,” he pleaded. Waititu went on to say that he should not be punished for the crimes of his relatives. “I have so many relatives who deal with many things. But, they should be held accountable for what they do and I, be held accountable as the governor,” he said. Last year, Waititu, his wife Susan Wangari Ndung’u and their daughter, Monica Njeri were charged with the illegal procurement of Sh588 million tender. The governor said he should not be judged based on his political reputation, blaming Kiambu County for painting him in bad light.
SEE ALSO: Senate to rule on Waititu’s removal“Don’t judge me because of Kiambu politics. Kiambu politics is full of propaganda. I am a victim,” he added. Lawyers for Kiambu County Assembly however argued that the manner in which governor Waititu conducted affairs of the county warranted his removal. “The evidence that you will hear in the course of today will demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that Governor Waititu has failed on the account of accountability, political governance and has done so in a manner that warrants his removal.” Ruling The senate is expected to make a ruling tomorrow (Wednesday) on whether to uphold the impeachment.
SEE ALSO: Senate to discuss Waititu on TuesdayA special sitting was prompted after the Senate shot down a proposal to form an 11-member committee to investigate the charges against him last week. Waititu is the fourth governor to be impeached by MCAS after Embu Governor Martin Wambora, Kericho’s Paul Chepkwony and Taita Taveta's Granton Samboja. Waititu’s woes On December 19, 2019, Governor Waititu was ousted after 63 Members of the County Assembly voted in favour of his removal. Twenty-eighty failed to turn up for the session and one voted against the impeachment motion.
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