After Meru county assembly taking governor Kawira’s impeachment documents to the senate, Senate Speaker Amason Kingi will convene a special sitting.
The senators will consider Mwangaza’s impeachment in this sitting.
“Please note that the Speaker shall call for a Special Sitting of the Senate to read out the charges and resolutions of the county assembly against the governor.The Senate’s consideration of the impeachment shall commence, as per the third schedule of the Standing Orders and Section 33 of the County Government’s Act,” a statement from the Senate reads.
Currently, the Senate is on long recess and is meant to resume sittings in February 2023.
Governor Mwangaza will continue to perform the functions of the office pending the outcome of the proceeding as the law indicates.
Within seven days after receiving notice of a resolution from the speaker of the county assembly, Senate Speaker is usually expected to convene a sitting to hear the charges against the governor.