Embattled Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru was on Tuesday pictured playing a game on her phone as hearing for her impeachment was going on before a Senate Committee.
Photos shared by The Star showed Waiguru glued on her smartphone playing Solitaire, a genre of card games that can be played by a single player.
Addressing the committee earlier, Waiguru termed her impeachment as unfortunate, saying it was sponsored by people who are keen to settle political scores.
“Impeachment and removal from office was never intended, and should never be based on falsities, innuendo, rumor, hearsay, conjecture, and certainly not malice,” Waiguru stated.
Waiguru’s fate lies with the 11-member Senate Committee that was tasked to hear and investigate her impeachment. The team has until June 25th to table a report of its findings in the house.
23 out of 33 Kirinyaga MCAs on June 9th voted in support of the motion to remove Governor Waiguru, four abstained while six were absent.
The motion was filed by Mutira Ward MCA David Kinyua Wangui, who cited gross misconduct, abuse of office, and gross violation of the constitution as the main grounds for Waiguru’s removal.