Sen James Orengo (Vice-Chairperson)
Sen Fatuma Dulo
Sen Irungu Kangata
Sen Johnson Sakaja
Sen Ephraim Maina
Sen Mutula Kilonzo Jr
Sen Cleophas Malala
Sen Ledama Ole Kina However according to the Speaker Lusaka in a tweet post, he is yet to be notified of the impeachment that was done at Kirinyaga County Assembly. “I have not yet received any notification from the Kirinyaga County Assembly Speaker regarding the impeachment of Governor, “said Lusaka. Yesterday, 23 out of 33 Members of county assembly in Kirinyaga County voted for the impeachment of the embattled governor, 4 members abstained while 6 were absent. “My office will act accordingly once we receive the communication and documents in evidence of the Assembly proceedings today (June 9, 2020),”added Lusaka.
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Within seven days after the speaker of the Senate receives the notice from the county assembly speaker, he then convenes a meeting of the senate to hear the charges against the governor.
The whole process of the senate convening a meeting and forming a committee should occur within the seven day period. The 11-member special committee of the Senate is then mandated to investigate the matter and provide a detailed report to the senate within ten days. It should highlight whether it finds proof for the charges the accuser brought against the governor. The governor has the right to appear and to be represented before the committee during the duration of its investigations. If the committee finds no proof, further proceedings do not take place against the allegations facing the governor. If it finds proof, the Senate proceeds to vote on impeachment charges. The vote only takes place after the assurance that the governor receives a fair hearing. If a majority of the senators vote to uphold the impeachment charge, the governor ceases to hold office. If the senators vote to reject the impeachment charge, the Senate speaker should notify the speaker of the respective county assembly. The same impeachment motion can be re-introduced before the county assembly after three months from the day the Senate votes against the impeachment charges. As it is, the claim that a committee has already been formed to deliberate on the grounds of impeachment of Kirinyaga governor remains false.