Senate Committee Approves Impeachment of Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi

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An 11 member committee of the Senate has approved the impeachment of Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi.

The senate, chaired by Nyamira Senator Okong’o O’mogeni, found the governor guilty of grossly violating the Constitution; County Government, Public Procurement and Asset Disposal and Public Finance Management acts.

The committee, however, stated in its report, which was tabled in the House on Monday afternoon, May 17, that the Wajir Members of County Assembly, who impeached Abdi on April 27, failed to substantiate the second charge of abuse of office and gross misconduct.

The Committee found that the governor violated the right to health of the people of Wajir county.

“The committee finds that the allegation was proved and was therefore substantiated.

“The committee further found that the allegations meet the threshold for impeachment of the governor under Article 181 of the Constitution,” read the report in part.

The Wajir MCAs, among others, accused the governor of squandering Covid-19 funds and destroying the county’s health-care system.

“A total of Sh2.92 billion was allocated towards improvement of the current health care system…. despite these colossal amounts. Under the keen eye of the governor, the health system fell into disrepute, disrepair and failed as a whole,” Habaswein MCA Hussein Abdirahman Dahir, said in a sworn affidavit.

 

 

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