Why governor Ngilu impeachment plans failed.

Plans to impeach governor Charity Ngilu flopped after a series of meetings and lobbying by Wiper party wardreps.

The MCA’s later withdrew after the mover of the motion,Mr.Peter Kilonzo failed to ganner the requisite two-thirds majority of 36 votes.

During the meeting ,those MCAs who were against Ngilu’s ouster tried by all means to convince their colleagues who were for the ouster to drop the plan.

Had the majority leader ,Peter Kalonzo succeeded in gannering just 6 remaining votes,the motion would have been successful.

Just hours to the D-Day ,attention was shifted to determining who between Ms Ngilu and former Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper would command enough numbers to either pass or defeat the motion.

The wardreps decided not to gazzete the motion after it became apparent that 25 of them ,including some from Wiper party were on Ngilu’s side.

Initially ,Mr. Kilonzo had said that at least 40 MCA’s were in support of the motion.

The decision to to have the motion withdrawn was aimed at avoiding the embarrassment of losing.

Mr Kilonzo told a hurriedly convened press conference that he had notified Assembly Speaker George Ndotto of his decision to drop the motion from today’s order paper due to “unavoidable circumstances”.

He claimed that even some MCA’s that had agreed to support the motion couldn’t receive his calls as they had changed their minds.

Wiper enjoys a majority of 30 elected and nominated MCAs in the 54-member assembly, but two members – Mr Kasee Musya (Kisasi ward) and Mr James Musyoka (Kiomo Kyethani ward) — broke ranks with their party and announced they would oppose the motion.

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