A group of Wiper party Members of the Machakos County Assembly on Wednesday 7/11/2018 passed a Motion to impeach Finance County Executive Committee (CEC) member, Francis Maliti in a controversial siting that saw over 26MCAs boycott in protest over what they termed as arm-twisting of the county assembly affairs by some strong forces that were using the County Assembly speaker Madam Florence.
Speaker Florence Mwangangi presided over the session in which the motion to impeach Francis Maliti was passed. The motion was passed to impeach him in his capacity as a CEC and not as A DEPUTY GOVERNOR.
The Finance minister has been accused by his assailants of incompetence and failing to avail crucial documents requested by the assembly regarding management of public finances. The motion was drafted and moved by Matungulu East MCA, Cosmus Masesi, seconded by his Kangundo Central MCA, Moses Mitaa.
But meanwhile 25 MCAs led by Kangundo West MCA, Titus Kaloki who calls himself 'Kiongozi wa Vuguvugu' convened a press conference and sternly warned the Speaker of Machakos County Assembly of what he termed being used by forces to derail the development of Machakos county.
The MCAs accused Speaker Florence Mwangangi of cross misconduct including openly participating in discussions on the floor of the house in which she takes sides mostly with the Wiper Party MCAs.
They warned her of dire consequences to be 'announced' later before December.
“We have decided that we will not be party to the business going on in the assembly of selfish blackmail against the deputy governor. The public should know that the debate in the assembly is about a group of MCAs who want money for personal allowances and trips but have refused to pass the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) and development budget for the benefit of Wananchi,” Stated Kaloki.
“The assembly has become a theater of the absurd. It is the same group which wrote to the controller of budget not to release development funds but only to release money for salaries, hospitality, trips and allowances.”
Governor Alfred Mutua has termed the impeachment motion a blackmail by the MCAs to cripple the process and functions of Machakos County Government. “The latest move attempting to impeach the CEC Finance is an open and well choreographed script to undermine and stall the operations of the governor,”. Here is the statement by County Government of Machakos.