Governor Samboja Impeached

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Ward Reps Cite Gross Misconduct and Fund Misappropriation

Taita-Taveta Governor Granton Samboja has been impeached.

On Wednesday,October 9, the 30 Members of County Assembly present in the assembly voted in favour of an impeachment motion sponsored by Deputy Majority Leader Harris Keke.

The governor was accused of gross violation of the law.

Keke said the governor’s misappropriation of funds and failure to assent to the 2019/2020 budget had led to underdevelopment in the county.

He said the governor mislead residents by collecting signatures in a bid to dissolve the county government over a budget stalemate.

Mr. Keke said the governor claimed that the budget stand-off was caused by the MCAs, after they allocated themselves over Sh830 million to their ward kitty.

“The county assembly has continually implemented projects that were not budgeted for, leaving those with allocations unpaid for even after contractors completed their works.”

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Timothy Omondi