The Senate has ratified Wajir County Assembly’s decision to remove Governor Mohamed Abdi Mahamud over gross constitutional violations.
Twenty-five (25) senators on Monday May 17th voted for the removal motion on grounds of gross violation of the Constitution despite most of the senators discrediting the grounds of his ouster before the vote.
During the roll-call vote, 25 voted for his ouster, two (2) against while four (4) abstained from the vote.
While impeaching Mr Mahamud, the MCAs accused the Governor of endangering the health of the people of Wajir because the health sector is in deplorable condition despite being allocated a total of Sh2.4 billion since 2018, an amount that is equivalent to 22 per cent of the budget.
They said the county referral hospital laboratory, which also serves the region, cannot conduct coronavirus tests for lack of kits and lack of reagents.
This, they said, is despite the fact that the county got an additional Sh194 million in the 2019/20 financial year to curb the spread of the virus.
The Wajir County governor is the third to lose his office in such a manner after Nairobi’s Mike Sonko, and Kiambu’s Ferdinand Waititu.
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