The Senate committee begins the trial session on impeachment of Wajir Governor Abdi

The senate Committee investigating Wajir Governor Mohammed Abdi’s impeachment has ruled against summoning the governor’s family.

This after the county assembly demanded the wife of the Wajir governor appear in person as a witness.

But committee chairperson Okong’o Omogeni stated that a witness cannot be forced to appear in person but has an option of being represented.

Governor Abdi also says the charges against him are unsubstantiated, unsustainable and cannot amount to  impeachment of a Governor

Defending himself before the senate committee , he denied the charges against him saying they have been bought to injure his image.

He further said he will fully cooperate with the Committee investigating his impeachment to bring out the truth.

The governor’s  trial is being conducted by an 11-member committee chaired by Nyamira Senator Okong’o Omogeni.

The governor is represented by a team of lawyers led by Paul Nyomodi and Ndegwa Njeru.

The assembly side is represented by Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi.

The parties have lined up three witnesses each as directed by the committee.

County Assembly request to have the governor’s wife and child testify was turned down with chair Okong’o Omogeni.

Omogeni said witness have a right to be represented or appear in person .

The governor is accused of several charges including two counts of gross violation of the constitution, abuse of office, gross misconduct and financial impropriety.

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