Governor Mwangaza wants Meru county assembly dissolved.
Meru county governor Mwangaza wants the county assembly dissolved. Speaking to the press, Mwangaza stated that it is a desperate measure but it will be necessary for meru residents’ good.
She stated,”Dissolving the county assembly may not be honorary but it is necessary. Let’s see what will unfold in the near future.”
Under Section 123 of the County Governments Act , a person may petition the President to suspend a county government in any exceptional circumstances if the county government engages in actions that are seen to be against the needs and interests of the residents of a county.
The petition should be supported by signatures of not less than ten per cent of the registered voters in the county.
This comes after the 67 members of the county assembly voted for her impeachment on Wednesday, December 14.
The ward head stated that Mwangaza has allegedly abused office, displayed gross misconduct, and violated the Constitution.
The county assembly speaker, Amason Kingi has seven (7) days to convene a special sitting to debate on the impeachment.
A governor can be impeached if he or she conducts nepotism, illegal appointments, unlawful dismissals, and usurping of the constitutional and statutory powers of the county organ.
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