Mwangaza's trial paused with Senator's demanding CS Kuria's sacking


• This was after the CS made remarks against the Senators over the ongoing impeachment of Governor Kawira Mwangaza.

Moses Kuria
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Senators were on fire on Wednesday morning as they demanded that Public Service Commissioner Moses Kuria be removed from office.

This followed comments made by the CS regarding the current impeachment of Governor Kawira Mwangaza.

Sens. Stewart Madzayo and Aaron Cheruyiot, the majority leader and leader of the Senate, issued a warning, claiming Kuria had tried to sabotage the impeachment process.

President William Ruto and the Kenya Kwanza administration, according to Senator Cheruyiot, were embarrassed by the CS.

"Speaker, I agree with members of this house who have brought a motion of censure before to discuss the conduct of this particular minister because every given opportunity has done nothing but embarrass the appointing authority," he said

''In fact, it is my submission, that the earlier CS Moses Kuria is let off his duties, the better for this administration because in every single day, in every action that he undertakes, he continues to embarrass the President and the People." 

Senator Otieno Kajwang of Homa Bay urged his National Assembly counterparts to file the impeachment motion as the August House is legally required to do so.

"I  want to urge the members of the other house because they are the ones who have the responsibility of censoring and sending serious judicial notice of the conduct of this particular cabinet secretary," he said.

The ODM senator pleaded with the Senate Majority Leader to discreetly bring up the Senate's concerns to the President, who has the power of appointment.

"The CS is an embarrassment, not just to the government, but to the Republic of Kenya and the entire East Africa," Kajwang added.

Senator Edwin Sifuna of Nairobi expressed worry about President Ruto's ability to benefit from his CSs, who still cause the administration embarrassment.

"One of the things that I asked myself is just how much embarrassment does the President have to endure?" he posed.

Before further disgrace befell the Senators, Sifuna urged them to intervene.

The CS was forewarned on Tuesday night by Senate Speaker Amason Kingi over his remarks on the Senate's proceedings for the impeachment of the Governor of Meru.

Consequently, he warned Kuria not to remark on the impeachment any longer, or else he would be called.

“I, therefore, caution Moses Kuria, Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Public Service, Performance and Delivery Management, and all other persons to desist from adversely making utterances whether written or spoken with the conduct of the impeachment process which may prejudice the just and fair disposal of the present matter,” Kingi noted.

CS Moses Kuria had previously stated on his X page that Meru Governor Mwangaza's impeachment was not warranted because of the grounds raised against her.

On Wednesday, Mwangaza will find out if the Senate will continue with the impeachment proceedings against her or drop them.

The county legislature has made accusations, and the governor will stand and refute them.

Mwangaza will call witnesses, who the county assembly will cross-examine.

The House will then give the parties a final opportunity to speak before breaking for a little while to give members a chance to consider the charges.

After that, a motion to debate the parties' positions will be made, and only elected senators will vote by delegation.

To maintain the governor's removal from office, the proposal will need the support of at least 24 elected senators.

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