The wrangles plaguing Kiambu County are far from over with members of the county assembly tabling a motion to impeach Deputy Governor James Nyoro.
Fronted by Witeithie MCA Julius Taki, the motion has since been signed by 42 MCAs of the 92. The ward reps tabled it to the Clerk of the Kiambu County on Tuesday.
The MCAs are accusing Nyoro gross violation of the constitution and the county government act. They claim he held a meeting with members of the county executive committee after the court barred Governor Ferdinard Waititu from office over Sh588m graft.
He then held a press conference declaring that he was the acting Governor.
“Following the court ruling in respect of the matter before the courts involving Waititu, the DG is reported as having briefed the members of the county executive committee and thereafter held a press conference declaring that he was the acting governor, “reads the motion.
“The provision for acting as a governor is only provided in article 179(5)of the constitution which provides that “When the county governor is absent the deputy county governor shall act as the county governor.”
According to the MCAs, the acting governor role is a delegated function that can only be done by the holder of the office or by the law.
Further, the MCAs have accused James Nyoro of mental incapacity to deputise Waititu given that he publicly stated that he was unable to work with the governor.
“His declaration demonstrates that he is both mentally and physically not ready and capable of performing the duties to deputise the governor.”
The petition comes two months after Nyoro was accused of abuse of office after he attempted to reassign duties of county executive members.
On September 24, Employment and Labour relations Judge Onesmus Makau barred Nyoro from appointing, reshuffling or interfering with the composition of the county government’s executive committee.
The court said the Kiambu Deputy Governor should not violate provisions of Sec 32 of the County Government Act pending the hearing of a case filed by a Kiambu resident.