Impeached Wajir Governor Mohamud Insist his removal was illegal
Crisis is looming in Wajir County as the impeached EX Governor Mohamed Abdi and his successor Mr. Ahmed Muktar are both claiming to be in charge of the County affairs. Mohamed Abdi was impeached by Senate after 25 out of 31 Senators voted for his removal after he was found guilty of grossly violating the Constitution of Kenya. The impeached County boss has termed his stay in office as being legal basing it on the several court orders. “The import of these orders is that I continue to be in office to execute the powers and functions of the governor of Wajir as prescribed by the law until the petition is heard and determined,” Mohamud said.
Muktar on the other hand insists there is no power vacuum in the County as he is fully in control after he was sworn in to office. “We have utmost respect for the Judiciary. The matter is now with the chief justice to form a bench to hear the case. We are ready to work for the people of Wajir,” Muktar said. A court in Nakuru has since referred the case to the new Chief Justice Martha Koome who is expected to form a bench to hear and determine the case. The impeached Governor has however, blamed his political enemies for plotting to remove him as 2022 power play commences.
The CoG chair Martin Wambora has accused the Senate of being unable to set standards on what amounts to gross violation of the constitution insisting that Kirinyaga Governor had been acquitted with similar charges.