The Special Senate Committee investigating the impeachment of Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru has acquitted her of all the charges leveled against her.
The 11-member committee, which was chaired by Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, noted that the Kirinyaga County Assembly failed to substantiate the two allegations made against Governor Waiguru.
“The Committee having investigated the matter in accordance with its mandate under section 33(4) of the County Governments Act and standing order 75 (2) of the Senate Standing Orders reports to the Senate that it finds that the two charges against the Governor have not been substantiated,” the committee concluded in its report tabled in the House on Friday.
Waiguru was impeached on the grounds of gross misconduct, abuse of office and violation of procurement regulations.
The impeachment motion filed by Mutira Ward MCA David Kinyua Wangui received the support of 23 out of 33 Ward Representatives. Four MCAs abstained while six were absent.
The Senate committee tabled the report on Friday following a two-day hearing that concluded on Wednesday.