Jubilee Party secretary-general Raphael Tuju on Monday prevailed upon a section of Kiambu Ward representatives— who are pushing for the impeachment of Governor Ferdinand Waititu and his deputy James Nyoro — to drop the motions, saying they were portraying President Uhuru Kenyatta in bad light.
According to daily nation,the motion to impeach Mr Nyoro was moved by Witethie MCA Julius Macharia Taki last week while that of Mr Waititu was moved by Ndenderu Ward Rep Solomon Kinuthia, who accused the governor of gross misconduct and abuse of office.
Mr Taki had accused the deputy governor of gross violation of the Constitution and the County Governments Act, citing abuse of office and physical and mental incapacity to perform the functions of the deputy governor.
On Tuesday, Mr Taki told the Nation that he opted to drop the impeachment motion against Mr Nyoro after Mr Tuju summoned him to the Jubilee Headquarters in Pangani, Nairobi, and told him the move was in bad taste at a time President Uhuru Kenyatta is preaching peace and reconciliation in the country.
Yesterday, Mr Taki wrote formally to the Speaker informing him that he has withdrawn the motion against Mr Nyoro with immediate effect.