Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has issued a warning to Members of the County Assembly (MCA) after Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza survived the impeachment charges against her.
Khalwale was the chair of the Senate committee that presided over the impeachment proceedings.
He told the MCAs countrywide that they are not foremen to governors dictating and issuing threats and ransoms when the governors do not warm up to their ideologies.
“MCAs should take this as a lesson. They should not think that every time they wake up and decide a governor should leave, he or she will. They are not referring the matter to imbeciles but to the Senate, which is a sober upper house,” he said.
He went ahead to say this,
“You are not the first and foremost elected to oversight the performance of the governor,” adding that MCAs are mandated to form laws that can make county governments perform. So when they run all over the place, blackmailing governors because they want award development funds, they are missing it!
“We know in some of the cases in fact majority, of MCAs harass the governors because they want to tease them for the governor to succumb and give them money.This we have decided as the senate of the republic of Kenya will not happen, we will protect our governors from greedy MCAs.” He said.
The first female Meru governor Mwangaza survived the impeachment motion against her, with the 11-member committee saying none of the charges was proved.
The MCAs had accused her of a number of issues among them nepotism, illegal appointments, unlawful dismissals, incitement, bullying, vilification, misconduct relating to the nomination of County Executive Committee Members, and violation of public finance management laws.