(KDRTV)-The Kakamega senator Cleaphas Malala has been elected to chair the senate select committee that will hear and make a judgement on the impeachment motion of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru who had been impeached by the members of the county assembly.
The senator who was endorsed on Wednesday will have Senator Abshiro Halake as his deputy during the hearing
Out of the 10 members of the committee present, 9 members voted to elect senator Malala as the chairperson while 5 voted to elect Halake as his deputy.
After his endorsement, Senator Malala announced that the committee has 10 days to make a fair judgement and will tender their reports by Friday next week
While Malala was thanking the committee for bestowing trust on him, he said that they are at the focal point and thus asked the committee to rise on the occasion
“I assure the public that we shall be impartial…We will allow all litigants to appear before us,” said the Kakamega legislator.
This has come after Governor Waiguru on Tuesday survived the first impeachment attempt after Senate voted to handle the impeachment motion through select committee and plenary session
During the sitting to chat way forward on the impeachment motion, 45 senators voted in favor of select committee while 14 voted for plenary hearing
As we speak, Governor Waiguru now needs support of six out of 11 senators to survive impeachment
The following is the list of the select committee members
- Cleophas Malalah
- Beatrice Kwamboka
- Stewart Madzayo
- Judith Pareno
- Moses Kajwang’
- Abshiro Halake
- Michael Mbito
- Mwangi Paul Githiomi
- Beth Mugo
- Anuar Loitiptip
- Philip Mpaaye