Now Mutua strips his deputy of duties


NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 18 – Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has stripped his deputy Bernard Kiala of his ministerial post, just days after the Senate thwarted his impeachment.

Mutua pointed out that his deputy failed to perform the task that he had assigned him and as a result Kiala would now remain as the deputy governor without portfolio.

The Machakos Governor indicated that he had consulted various leaders in the County and they had resolved to shelve the bid to impeach Kiala.

The Deputy Governor on Friday escaped impeachment after Senators rejected a report by a special committee that had been formed to review allegations presented by the Machakos County Assembly.

A total of 17 Senators, a majority from Cord, voted in support of the Deputy Governor while five voted for impeachment.

The vote was almost put off after Senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro said there was no quorum.

But the 15 Senators in the House at 9pm demanded that the voting takes place.

The House then took a break for an hour to allow Jubilee to whip its members back to take part in the vote that was concluded shortly after 11pm.

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