Wajir Deputy Governor Ahmed Ali Muktar has been confirmed as the Governor for Wajir County following the indictment of Mohamed Abdi Mohamud.
Muktar was confirmed ealier today at the Wajir County Government’s headquarters after the gazettement of Mohamud’s impeachment by Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka.
The former Wajir Governor, Mohamed Abdi Mohamud, was indicted on grounds of Gross misconduct and infringement of the Constitution.
“PURSUANT to section 33 (6) (b) of the County Government Act,2012 and Standing Order 75 of the Senate Standing Orders, the Senate,
in the wake of concurring Mohamed Abdi Mohamud, the Governor of Wajir County, a chance to be heard, did on Monday, seventeenth May 2021,
Which resolved to impeach Mohamed Abdi Mohamud, the Governor of Wajir County on the following ground; namely Gross violation of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010; the County Government Act, 2012; the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2015; and the Public Finance Management Act, 2012,” reads the Gazette Notice dated May 17, 2021.
25 Senators out of 47 upheld the prosecution of the governor by the County Assembly, two Senators went against the indictment while four kept away from the vote.
Mohamud had denied the claim that medical care in Wajir County had endured under his authority.
The previous Wajir governor is the 9th County Boss to face indictment with two of his associates; former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and his Kiambu counterpart Ferdinand Waititu went through the same.