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Waiguru to put up her defence when she appears before senate committee probing her impeachment.

Embattled Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is set to fight for her plum job in the Senate as her impeachment trial kicks off Tuesday June 23.

The Senate 11-member committee chaired by Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala probing the impeachment of governor Waiguru by the Kirinyaga County assembly will hear evidence from the Assembly lawyers Tuesday June 23.

The Assembly Lawyers will defend the decision by the MCAs to impeach Govrnor Waiguru who is accused of abuse of office allegations, gross misconduct, and manipulating the public procurement procedures.

The county boss is also accused of illegally conferring a benefit of KSh 10 million to herself as travel allowance.

Waiguru is not new to controversy. In 2015, she resigned as Devolution CS over massive corruption allegations in the National Youth Service (NYS), where over 800 million shillings was alleged to have been lost through corrupt dealings under her watch.

She is expected to put up her defence before the Senate committee on Wednesday, June 24.

Her defence team will be led by husband Kamotho Waiganjo who had submitted voluminous documents contained in 40 cartons to the clerk of the Senate.

“In compliance with the Senate’s request I have today filed my responses to the impeachment motion filed for my removal from office by the Kirinyaga County Assembly. May truth, justice and the rule of law prevail,” Waiguru tweeted.

The 11- member committee will immediately retreat to scrutinize the submissions and file a report which shall be tabled on the floor by Friday June 26.

Should the committee find any of the allegations to be valid, it will uphold the MCAs decision to remove the governor. The decision shall be subjected to a vote on the floor.

However, should the majority of the member dismiss the allegation, the case shall have been defeated.