Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen on Tuesday issued an apology to the residents of Kirinyaga County over what he termed as the sanitization of embattled Governor Anne Waiguru.
Through a tweet, Murkomen suggested that the outcome of the whole issue had already been determined and the efforts of MCAs to impeach Waiguru will not bear fruit.
“Senate has sanitized and cleared the Governor of Kirinyaga. It’s done. Don’t wait for the Committee’s decision.
“To the people of Kirinyaga I am sorry we did our best but it is finished. Your fight for accountability has been frustrated by Senate…don’t give up use other avenues,” he tweeted.
This is after the Senate voted to back the formation of an 11-member committee to probe grounds on which Waiguru was impeached.
Out of the 60 senators who took part in the vote, 45 voted in support of the committee, 14 wanted the whole House to handle the matter with one senator abstaining
According to the directive by Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka, the committee will start investigating the governor immediately and present a report in the next 10 days.
Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, who voted against the select committee, described it as the 'Capitol Hill Sanitisation Committee' in reference to opposition chief Raila Odinga’s office where pro-Handshake politicians have frequented.
“Sadly impunity won today and the great people of Kirinyaga lost! With the Capitol Hill Sanitisation Committee justice will be a mirage!
“We tried our best but it was already predetermined with the night meetings and all. We live to fight another day,” she later tweeted.