Jubilee Sacks Legislator After Waiguru Impeachment Attempt

  • Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru addresses mourners during the burial of Jane Wanjiku Mburati at Kambarare Village, Gichugu constituency on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
    Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru addresses mourners during the burial of Jane Wanjiku Mburati at Kambarare Village, Gichugu constituency on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
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  • James Murang'o has been axed from his position of Majority Leader of Jubilee Party at the Kirinyaga County Assembly after an attempt to impeach Governor Anne Waiguru.

    Mutira Ward Representative, Kinyua Wangui filed a motion to impeach Waiguru which was supported by Murang'o, accusing the governor of gross violation of the constitution, abuse of office and gross misconduct.

    Murang'o was serviced with a letter by the Jubilee Party dated Thursday, April 2 referencing to his dismissal as the Majority Leader of Kirinyaga County.

    The letter was confirmed by Jubilee Communications Director Albert Mwemusi, "Indeed the letter is legit, we did not have an issue with him trying to impeach the governor because this is a free world and the law allows that.

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    Majority Leader in Kirinyaga County Assembly, James Murang'o addressing the media at a past gathering.
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    "Our issue was the timing, all our efforts are focused on fighting Covid-19 and we really do not have time for impeachment motions.

    "We don't want to look like we are eating our own as a party because the governor is now trying to find solutions to fight the Coronavirus."

    Part of the letter to Murang'o read, "This letter is to inform you that the party has dismissed you from the position of the Majority Leader due to the following reasons.

    "You had presented a litany of complaints you had against the Governor of Kirinyaga County, H.E Ann Waiguru.

    "We received your complaints and we requested you to meet the Secretary-General on 27th March 2020 to articulate some of the issues you had presented in your memo.

    "Apart from two issues of disbursement of funds for bursaries and women projects, we found the rest of the issues you raised to be generally of personal differences."

    The letter went on to reveal that a tripartite meeting had been arranged between Secretary-General Raphael Tuju, Murang'o, Waiguru and a Jubilee Party headquarters team.

    Murang'o was also part of a section of Kirinyaga County MCA's who addressed the media on the impeachment of Waiguru.

    The letter added that Murang'o's failure to listen to the party was gross misconduct but the MCA was offered a chance to appeal the dismissal to the party dispute resolution committee or the Political Parties Dispute Resolution Committee.

     Jubilee party headquarters office in Pangani on Monday, September 11, 2019.
    Jubilee party headquarters office in Pangani on Monday, September 11, 2019.
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