In Summary
  • The County Assembly said Mr Wambora created 28 offices not provided for by the law and without involving the Assembly.

Embu Governor Martin Wambora created illegal offices and appointed individuals to fill them without the approval of the county’s legislative body, a committee hearing his impeachment request was told on Tuesday.

The County Assembly said Mr Wambora created 28 offices not provided for by the law and without involving the Assembly.

“There was an advertisement to fill not less than 33 positions. Only five of those did not require the approval of the Assembly but the county government went ahead to fill them against the law,” said the Embu Assembly’s lawyer George Mbugua.

UNLAWFUL PROCESS

Although the recruitment was conducted by the Embu County Public Service Board, the lawyer said the governor ought not to have allowed the appointment to go on because the process was not lawful.

“You seek to recruit to fill an office in existence. You do not recruit to fill a non-existing office. He allowed creation of offices without following the law. The buck stops with the governor. He must take responsibility for failing to act,” Mr Mbugua said when he delved into the accusations made against the Mr Wambora by the Assembly.

The governor’s defence team disputed the accusation saying the governor should not be charged for the failure of offices that were not under him. The lawyers said the board should be answerable to the accusation.

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