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Former Kirinyaga County gubernatorial aspirant Martha Karua speaks after Waiguru’s win

Former Kirinyaga County gubernatorial aspirant Martha Karua has broken her silence after the County boss Anne Waiguru won her impeachment motion.

Martha Karua took to her Twitter page to congratulate the Kirinyaga County Assembly for their efforts to remove Anne Waiguru as their governor.

Karua pointed out that the County Assembly raised the bar of accountability high by doing what the constitution and the laws mandate it to do.

She urged the County Assembly to keep the eyes on the ball and safeguard the interests of the people of Kirinyaga County.

“Congrats Kirinyaga County Assembly, you raised the bar of accountability high by doing what the constitution and the laws mandate you to do. Keep your eyes on the ball and safeguard the interests of the people of Kirinyaga County,” read her statement.

Anne Waiguru was facing impeachment after 23 of the 33 ward representatives voted to remove her from office on Tuesday 9 June.

Anne Waiguru. Former Kirinyaga County gubernatorial aspirant Martha Karua speaks after Waiguru’s win.

The ward representatives cited violation of the Constitution, abuse of office, and gross misconduct as the reason for the impeachment motion which was tabled by Mutira ward representative David Kinyua Wangui.

The 23 ward representatives had spent the night prior to the impeachment day in the County Assembly to avoid any influence from the County boss.

However, on Friday 26 June, the 11-member Senate Committee formed to hear the motion cleared Anne Waiguru of all charges stating that the charges were not substantiated.

In a statement sent to the press after her win, Waiguru stated that it was a historic win not only for her but also for people in Kirinyaga County.

She pointed out that the impeachment motion was a choreographed plan of events aimed at tarnishing her name. She, however, mentioned that she had forgiven the forces behind it.

She called upon the Kirinyaga County Assembly to own up to their failures and play part in ensuring that the County moves forward.

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