Kisii Deputy Governor Robert Monda is set to defend himself against various charges, including an alleged bribery scandal amounting to Sh800,000, in front of the Whole House of the Senate.

The motion to form an 11-member team to investigate the impeachment charges against Monda collapsed after Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna declined to second the motion, leading to the dismissal of the proposal.

The Kisii MCAs impeached Monda last Thursday, citing multiple allegations such as gross violation of the Constitution, abuse of office, crimes under international law, and gross misconduct.

Among the allegations, Monda is accused of soliciting a bribe from a resident to secure her a job at the Gusii Water and Sanitation Company (Gwasco), an act considered a serious violation of the Constitution and various ethical and legal standards.

The Senate will now oversee a hearing where Monda and the county assembly, his accuser, will present their evidence and witnesses. Senators will then deliberate and vote on whether to uphold Monda’s removal from office, requiring at least 24 out of 47 elected senators to vote in favor.

The specific allegations against Monda include the unlawful diversion of county enforcement officers to work on his farm, misuse of executive power against a relative, and attempting to influence the hiring process at Gwasco through bribery.

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