Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has serenaded her lawyer husband Kamotho Waiganjo with a sweet message after surviving impeachment hearing before the Senate.
In her statement hours after the Senate left her off the hook, Waiguru thanked her husband for the support, saying he is godsent
“I would like to thank my husband, who has been amazingly supportive throughout this process. A friend of mine recently said that there are husbands from heaven, and then there are husbands who come walking. You are definitely one from heaven,” said Waiguru.
Waiganjo was the lead counsel in the case that saw the Senate dismiss the impeachment on grounds that the accusations did not meet the required threshold.
The Kirinyaga Governor further asked Kenyans not to believe a lie that has made it look like the truth.
“To Kenyans at large, I know that we live in a day and age where sensational reporting, especially through social media, takes the day, but I urge us not to lose sight of truth. Just because a lie repeated severally sounds like the truth, it does not in any way change the truth,” she said.
However the decision by the Senate committee generated heat as Senators aligned to DP Ruto described the verdict by the 11-member Senate select committee as a sham.
They claimed the Cleophas Malala-led team was put in place with a pre-determined outcome of reversing the impeachment by the Kirinyaga County Assembly.
But senators in Uhuru and Raila Odinga’s camp said the decision was just to the people of Kirinyaga and the county boss. They said the committee refused to be influenced by external forces serving hidden political agenda.Embattled senators Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet), Susan Kihika (Nakuru) and Samson Cherargei (Nandi) led the onslaught discrediting the report, with claims the Senate committee was used to sanitise the process.
They said earlier fears and stand that the committee was probing the matter with an outcome determined elsewhere had been confirmed. “This is a report no one should associate with,” said Cherargei, adding:
“The sanitising of the governor through muosho moja (single wash) denied Kirinyaga people justice. This is a blow to the fight against corruption.” Cherargei claimed it was apparent that those in support of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) were under protection by powerful individuals.Murkomen said he had predicted that the charges against Waiguru would be dismissed.
“I told you before. Failure to have consistency makes people out there think we are not a Senate but sanitisers,” he said.