DG Ahmed Muktar to be Sworn in Today as New Wajir Governor

Wajir deputy governor Ahmed Muktar

Wajir deputy governor Ahmed Muktar is set to be sworn in today as the new governor of the county.

“The ceremony shall take place on Tuesday at 10 am at Wajir county headquarters,” reads a gazette notice on Tuesday.

Mohammed Abdi who was the governor was impeached on Monday, May 17 after a total of 25 senators voted in favor of the ouster motion. Two senators voted against the motion while four abstained.

Prior to his impeachment, Abdi made passionate plea to senators to be sympathetic and humane in their decision to spare his job.

The governor urged the House to thoroughly investigate the charge upheld by the committee and to give him another chance.

“I wish to plead with the senators to be sympathetic, not impeach me just because of one issue. It can be a violation of the Constitution but it is not a gross violation,” he told the plenary.


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