The Kirinyaga County assembly has said the decision to impeach Governor Anne Waiguru was a last resort, claiming she is rude and has dictatorial tendencies.
According to the ward reps, the governor has never had time for them.
Supporting the move to impeach the governor when they appeared before a Senate committee on Tuesday, the MCAs portrayed Ms Waiguru as a corrupt individual who manages county public affairs as she pleases.
They said she has a dim view of the county assembly and its constitutional oversight mandate.
Mutira Ward MCA David Kinyua, who successfully moved the impeachment motion, took the witness stand to defend the move, saying the decision to kick out Ms Waiguru came as a last resort.
“The governor is rude. We go to her office, but she insults and walks out on us,” Mr Kinyua told the 11-member special committee that is probing allegations levelled against the governor.
The ward reps impeached the governor on June 9, accusing her of gross violation of the Constitution, the law and abuse of office.
They claim the governor has failed to deliver the state-of-the-county address and has regularly violated the procurement laws by placing her partisan staff in critical positions in the county tender committee.
During his cross-examination by the committee, Mr Kinyua said the governor had coerced the County Public Service Board to recruit her aide, Ms Pauline Kamau, as the director of administration even though she did not have the minimum qualification.
He claimed Ms Kamau was forced on the job despite there being no vacancy. He added that the person who was holding the job was more experienced and qualified than the governor’s choice.
The MCA claimed that the governor had used similar influence to have Ms Kamau and Wayne Gichira, her ICT advisor, to sit on the county tender committee, where they peddle influence for the purpose of taking care of the governor’s interests.