Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura has put his colleagues on notice over the impeachment motion against Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu.
The Senate on Tuesday reconvened for a special sitting to probe the grounds in which Waititu was ousted by Kiambu Members of County Assembly (MCAs).
Mwaura, who hails from Ruiru constituency in Kiambu County, claimed public funds have been stolen in the devolved unit, and cautioned his colleagues against being biased while determining Waititu's fate.
He said Kiambu residents would be following proceedings in the Senate closely, to see the senators who will stand with or betray them in their pursuit for justice.
"Today is very important for Kiambu people who want to see justice for all the money that has been stolen from them. Senate is on trial and we want to know who are our true friends or enemies. Defend devolution, stand with the truth. The people are watching," he tweeted.
Waititu will on Tuesday and Wednesday be tried by the whole plenary after a motion by Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen seeking to form an 11-member special committee to probe charges against him was shot down by senators last week.
Mwaura was among those who opposed formation of a special committee claiming it was a plot to save the county boss from impeachment.
"Glad to have led a protest against the list of 6 senators saving Waititu from impeachment at the expense of the suffering of the people of Kiambu. The scheme failed as senate voted 'No'. I stand to defend the interests of my home county fearlessly," the vocal lawmaker tweeted last week.
Waititu was impeached by Kiambu MCAs on December 19, 2019, over allegations of engaging in corrupt dealings, abuse of office and gross misconduct.
If 24 Senators agree that there is enough grounds to remove the embattled governor from office, Waititu will stand impeached.