Special committee formed to probe the impeachment of Taita Taveta governor

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The Senate has formed a special committee to investigate the allegations by Taita Taveta County Assembly that led to  them impeaching their county boss Governor Granton Samboja last week.

Senate Deputy Speaker Prof. Kithure Kindiki  said that he had received a report from the members of Taita Taveta county assembly (MCA) indicating that they had impeached the governor on various reasons among them gross office misconduct, failure to hold annual state of the county addresses among others.

The special committee which has 12 members is also expected to invite various stakeholders to submit their allegations during the investigations.

The motion to impeach him was tabled by Rong’e ward MCA Harris Keke and supported by 30 out of the 33 MCAs (the other three are said to have been absent on that specific day)

The MCAs said he has failed to submit to the county assembly an annual report on the implementation status of the county policies and plans, misappropriation of funds, failure to address the county assembly as well as misleading the people of Taita Taveta in dissolving the county.

They also cited that Governor Samboja failed tosubmit to the county assembly an annual report on the implementation status of the county policies and plans.

Luckily,  the High Court in Nairobi temporarily suspended the county assembly’s decision to remove him from office