Kenya’s Council of Governors has criticized the impeachment of Governors in the last 18 months.
In a release by the council on Friday, May 21, through its Vice-chairman, James Ongwae said that the impeachment procedure and the court proceedings must be followed later.
“While we appreciate the fact that impeachment is both legal and political process, the rule of law should prevail while undertaking the same,” Ongwae said.
“All the bodies involved should ensure that they are guided by the Constitution and the principles laid down by the courts on the thresholds of impeachment.”
“The council shall engage relevant institutions with a view to streamlining court pronouncements with the law so that the impeachment process can be anchored on legitimacy and impartiality,” Ongwae said.
Notably, Mohammed Abdi Mohamud was impeached barely a week ago joining a list of impeached governors among them Nairobi’s Mike Sonko and former Kiambu Governor, Ferdinand Waititu.