Public Service and Gender CS Margaret Kobia now says the impeachment of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is a major injustice to women leadership.
In a statement on Wednesday, CS Kobia demanded justice and due process to be followed in Waiguru’s impeachment.
“It is unfortunate Waiguru’s term is being cut short by the alleged impeachment. We are disappointed that the governor is being disturbed during the fight against Covid-19 which is negatively impacting on socio-economic development of the country,” she said.
She said that the removal of Waiguru was an indicator that strong women leadership is not valued in the country.
“I support the Common Women Agenda (COWA) demand that due process is followed and justice served,” she added.
The former Devolution CS, who was implicated in the NYS Scandal, Waiguru, was dealt a major political blow after MCAs unanimously impeached her in a four-hour chaotic sitting on Tuesday.
Twenty-three out of 33 MCAs voted to remove the governor over gross-misconduct and abuse of office.
Here removal has been looming after despite the High Court in April temporarily stopped her impeachment on grounds that the current Covid-19 pandemic will violate her Constitutional rights to a fair hearing.
Weighing in on Waiguru’s defence was Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu.
“The travesty visited upon Kirinyaga Gov. @AnneWaiguru is one of the many crooked ways that PhD machinations are using to pull her down and we strongly condemn it. My sister Anne, take heart, hold your head high and continue serving the people of Kirinyaga. You will be vindicated,” she tweeted.