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Kidero and Magelo face impeachment motions

Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero and County Assembly speaker Alex ole Magelo are facing impeachment after two motions were drafted and reached the required threshold.

Viwandani Ward MCA Samwel Nyangwara, who is also a member of Cord, sponsored the first motion to impeach Kidero and garnered 60 signatures from other MCA’s which will be taken to the clerk before tabling at the county assembly.

Jubilee Minority leader Abdi Guyo sponsored the second motion to impeach the speaker with 65 members impending their signature.

“I had presented in 2013 a road to be done the design BQs and the projects stopped. I went with my members to ask why he (Kidero) told them he has stopped the projects because I wanted his seat,” Mr Nyangwara said.

The grounds of impeachment for both the Kidero and Magelo include lack of leadership, incompetence and indecisive.

According to the Viwandani MCA, the impeachment of Kidero is mainly because he has violated the Constitution since they joined the assembly and have been passing budget and have not seen anything happening in their wards with no tangible projects by the county government.


“MCA’s have not seen anything happening, as public and auditor general on the misappropriation. He said it is enough and cannot wait for another report of misappropriation they better throw him out,” he added.

The MCA also claims that the governor has also failed to implement the Ward Development Fund and has failed to deposit money on it. He says that the motion is the second one after the first one was stopped after he went to court.

It is not the first time Dr Kidero is facing impeachment. In September 2013, Karura Ward Representative Kamau Thuo, introduced a motion to impeach the governor for allegedly slapping Nairobi Women Representative Rachael Shebesh.

The incident occurred when a group of about 30 striking workers forced their way into Kidero’s office at City Hall.

Then in August 2014, Kidero was saved by the Supreme Court after Kabete MP, Mr Ferdinand Waititu, went to the Court to file a motion which might have seen the governor thrown out.

The court restrained the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission from declaring the seat vacant following a petition by the Kabete MP, who lost in the race for the Nairobi gubernatorial election during the 2013 polls.

The latest motion will be brought to the assembly after two weeks as the assembly will break for recess on Thursday.