Narc-Kenya Party leader Martha Karua has weighed in on the flopped impeachment of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.
Waiguru survived impeachment on Friday after the Senate Select Committee tasked to hear her case cleared her of all the charges laid by Kirinyaga MCAs.
The committee chaired by Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala ruled that the MCAs failed to substantiate any of the two charges leveled against Waiguru.
The MCAs had impeached Waiguru on the grounds of gross misconduct, abuse of office and violation of procurement regulations.
Reacting to Waiguru's acquittal, Karua heaped praise on Kirinyaga Ward Representatives for "raising the bar of accountability high."
"Congrats Kirinyaga County Assembly, you raised the bar of accountability high by doing what the constitution and the laws mandate you to do," Karua tweeted on Saturday.
“Keep your eyes on the ball and safeguard the interests of the people of Kirinyaga county.”
Waiguru clinched the Kirinyaga Governor seat in the 2017 elections after beating Karua with a small margin. Waiguru garnered 153,353 votes (53 percent) against Karua's 116,626 votes (40 percent).
Karua unsuccessfully challenged the results in the High and Appeals Court. The Appeals Court ruled that Karua failed to provide sufficient evidence to prove claims of bribery in the Kirinyaga gubernatorial election.