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Wajir Governor Mohammed Abdi Impeached

by Musa Abdirahman

Senators have voted to uphold the impeachment of Wajir County Governor Mohamed Abdi.

In a vote that took place on the night of Monday May 17, 2021, a total of 25 senators voted in favour of the ouster motion.

Two senators voted against the motion while four abstained.

The Governor had earlier made a passionate appeal to senators to be sympathetic and humane to him and spare his job.

The county chief appealed to the House to carefully study the charge that has been sustained by the committee that investigated his ouster, and give him another chance.

He pleaded before the plenary after a House committee that investigated his ouster recommended his removal for violating Article 43 of the Constitution.

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The committee chaired by Nyamira senator Okong’o Omogeni had found the governor culpable of running down the health care system in the county thus compromising the right to health of the residents.

However, the governor said the offence does not amount to gross violation of the Constitution and proceeded to list the achievements his administration had made in the health sector.

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