Kirinyaga MCAs tried Wednesday to dim Governor Anne Waiguru’s political star in Central but their victory could be short-lived as the impeachment battle moves to the Senate.
Waiguru, a close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition chief Raila Odinga, was dealt a major political blow after MCAs unanimously impeached her in a four-hour chaotic sitting.
The ward representatives ignored a court order that had halted the impeachment proceedings.
Speaker Antony Waweru ruled that courts could not bar the assembly from carrying out its work as it was an independent entity.
It’s the defiance to the court order that could return to haunt the assembly in the Senate dominated by pro-Building Bridges Initiative troops allied to Raila and Uhuru.
Waiguru is a key proponent of the BBI process and is touted as major player from Central Kenya in President Kenyatta’s 2022 succession.
“If an order was issued stopping the process and the order was served, the assembly acted in contempt of court,” Senate Minority Whip Mutula Kilonzo Junior told the Star.
He added, “We will await the proceedings to see how the assembly navigated the court order.”