The Senate Business Committee has recommended an 11-member committee to investigate charges levelled against impeached Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.
Majority Chief Whip Irungu Kangata, however, on Friday said the proposal is subject to approval by the plenary on Tuesday.
The House will decide whether to go the committee way or reject the proposal altogether and have the governor defend herself before the whole House.
Kang’ata, who addressed journalists moments after the meeting, declined to disclose the names of the proposed members.
However, the Star’s sources revealed the following as members of the committee:
Jubilee – Gideon Moi (Baringo), Beth Mugo (nominated), Anuar Oloitiptip (Lamu), Mohamed Muhammud (Mandera), Johnson Sakaja (Nairobi) and Abshiro Halaqe (nominated).
Nasa – Cleophas Malala (Kakamega), Beatrice Kwamboka (nominated), Judith Pareno (nominated), Moses Kajwang (Homa Bay) and Enoch Wambua (Kitui)
The High Court on Thursday declined to nullify the impeachment of Waiguru.
Justice Weldon Korir on Thursday declined to overturn the impeachment, ruling that the county assembly had proved it did not violate any court orders.
Judge Korir had barred the MCAs from tabling the motion in April because Waiguru had argued that because of Covid-19, she could not leave her home.
The governor told the court that she had a pre-existing medical condition that had forced her not to leave the house so she could not go to the assembly.
Justice Korir had further ruled that the court cannot interfere with the MCAs’ mandate but because of Covid-19, he had to intervene for Waiguru’s rights not be violated.
Waiguru had challenged the impeachment motion that led to her removal from office.
In an amended application filed in court on Tuesday — the day she was impeached — Waiguru wanted the court to declare the whole process illegal.
“…a declaration that the proceedings commenced by the county assembly in respect of the impeachment motion during the subsistence of the order issued on April 7 are null,” court documents read.