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Governor Ngilu loses bid to stop her impeachment.

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has lost her bid to stop her impeachment by the Kitui County Assembly.

The High Court has declined to issue an order barring the Kitui County Assembly from proceeding with plans to Impeach Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu

Ngilu had filed a petition in court challenging the planned impeachment, but was dismissed Thursday July 9 by Justice Weldon Korir who ruled that her case lacked merit.

The judge had last week issued conservatory orders stopping the impeachment process pending the hearing and determination of her case.

Ngilu had sued the County Assembly, the Speaker and the Clerk of the County Assembly, who are listed as the first, second and third respondents respectively.

In challenging the planned impeachment, Ngilu argued that tabling the motion would violate her constitutional rights.

The motion is to be tabled by Majority Leader and Athi Ward representative Peter Kilonzo.