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Governor calls for caution when drafting impeachment laws

By Rose Obala | May 14th 2014


NAIROBI, KENYA: Mandera Governor Ali Roba has called for caution in developing a new legislation to benchmark grounds under, which county assemblies can initiate an impeachment process.

The governor urged Parliament to legislate on County Bills in good faith by forging a mutual working relationship, devoid of suspicion and blame games.

Captain Roba emphasised that drafted Bills on counties should be intended for the greater good of supporting devolution.

“As the Council of Governors (CoG) we are focused in ensuring we develop a good working relationship of good will, to ensure devolution becomes a reality,” he said.

Roba’s concerns come at a time a section of MPs, led by Adan Keynan (Eldas) announced that they would come up with a legislation that will involve public participation and the input of Parliament, in the process to remove a county executive member, governor, chief officer or County Public Service Board members from office.

The Mandera County boss expressed concern that due to the “impeachment fever”, various county Assemblies would derail service delivery at the grassroots, and undermine devolution.

“The lawmakers must critically analyse the Bills they develop to conform with the devolved units of governance. This will ensure they are not in bad faith,” he urged.

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