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Deputy Speaker of Embu County Paul Muchangi has been impeached and replaced by Steve Simba, former Embu Deputy Speaker.

Interestingly, Simba had been impeached by the same Assembly back in April when MCAs cited a motion of no confidence.

Muchangi’s impeachment comes barely a month after a homogeneous  move was made on Margaret Lorna Kariuki, the Majority Chief Whip in Embu County Assembly.

Embu MCAs had an extended Assembly motion on Wednesday which lasted till 9pm, debating the impeachment motion that was tabled by Ruguru Ngandori MCA Sammy Muturi.


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Lawyer Wairimu Rugaita and deputy speaker Paul Muchangi (Nation)

 

The impeached Deputy Speaker put up a spirited fight in his defense against accusations levelled against him.

Majority Leader in the Assembly Michael Njeru, accused Muchangi of failing in his mandate and lacking qualifications of a Deputy Speaker.

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According to Njeru, Muchangi’s removal is expected to bring an end to the assembly wrangles and assert authority in the leadership of the House.

Simba, however, called for mutual respect between the Executive and the Assembly to enable them work together.



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