Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi Mohamud has been impeached over gross violation of the Constitution.
In a Senate sitting that went late into the night on Monday, 25 out of 31 lawmakers voted in favour of the motion while two opposed it and four abstained from the vote
“The net effect of the vote is that Mr Muhamud has been impeached and he ceases to hold office,” Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka ruled after the vote.
However, Nyamira Senator Okongo omogeni, who chaired the special committee that investigated the governor, abstained from the vote alongside Ochilo Ayacko, James Orengo and Mutula Kilonzo while Samson Cherargey and Kipchumba Murkomen voted no to the impeachment.
Mr Abdi was facing two charges; that of gross violation of the constitution and others laws which was supported by 15 allegations, and abuse of office, was supported by two allegations, all leveled against him by the MCAs.