Former Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetangula has said that the reason he voted against Ferdinand Waititu's impeachment motion was because the law was not properly followed in the ouster.

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"Section 33 of the County Government Act provides that the county assembly speaker shall within three days communicate to the Senate speaker, who upon receipt shall gazette a special sitting within seven days,” said Mr Wetang’ula.

The Bungoma Senator added that the evidence presented would not be enough even for a tribunal as it was hearsay.

“Politics was at play, not law. Senators were carried by emotions. The courts will upset the Senate decision. I didn’t talk to any senator, but the trial was grossly flawed and there was no fair justice to the governor,” Wetang’ula said.

Waititu lost in the Senate after 28 Senators voted against him, living his fate to the court contrary to his expectations.

But Wetangula, who is among Senators who voted in favor of the embattled governor, said the law was not properly followed in the ouster.

To save his job, Waititu filed a petition to stop the swearing-in of Kiambu Deputy Governor James Nyoro as the new county boss but the High Court failed to stop it. 

However, the oath-taking was postponed indefinitely after High Court Judge John Onyiego failed to show at the swearing-in ceremony.

Waititu's impeachment case will be heard on Monday.