Kisii Deputy Governor Robert Monda’s impeachment has been confirmed! What lies ahead in the aftermath?

Impeachment of Governor Simba Arati's Deputy: Allegations of Corruption and Abuse of Office


In the realm of Kenyan politics, controversies, and power struggles often dominate the headlines. One such recent event is the impeachment of Governor Simba Arati’s deputy, Robert Monda. This impeachment has sent shockwaves through the political landscape, raising questions about corruption and abuse of power. In this essay, we will delve into the details of the impeachment, exploring the allegations against Monda and the implications for the county.

The Impeachment Motion:

The impeachment of Robert Monda was initiated by Ichuni MCA Wycliffe Siocha, who tabled the motion in the Kisii County Assembly. The motion accused Monda of corruption and violation of the constitution. It garnered support from 53 out of 69 Members of County Assembly (MCAs), signaling a significant majority in favor of the impeachment.

Allegations of Corruption:

The primary allegation against Monda revolves around a bribe he allegedly received. It is claimed that Monda accepted a bribe of Ksh799,000 from Dennis Mokaya, who sought to secure a job at the Gusii Water and Sewerage Company (GWASCO). Monda, however, vehemently denies these allegations, labeling them as a political witch hunt. In his defense, Monda stated, “I have never had a tag of corruption in my life. It is only this time that it is coming in my history.”

Violation of the Constitution:

Apart from the corruption allegations, Monda also faces accusations of violating the constitution and its principles. The specific details of these violations are not explicitly mentioned in the available sources, but they are likely related to his alleged abuse of power and misconduct while in office.

Political Fallout and Tensions:

The impeachment of Monda has exposed a rift between him and Governor Simba Arati. Despite being elected on a joint ODM party ticket in the 2022 General Election, the relationship between the two has deteriorated over time. Monda’s outspokenness about the lack of a clear development agenda for the county has strained their alliance. Monda’s impeachment can be seen as a manifestation of this underlying tension.

Implications for the County:

The impeachment of a deputy governor has significant implications for the governance and stability of the county. It raises questions about the effectiveness of the leadership and the ability to deliver on promises made to the electorate. The fate of Monda now lies in the hands of the senators who will vote to uphold or overturn the MCA’s decision. This decision will shape the political landscape and set a precedent for future impeachments.

Judicial Proceedings:

The case of William Oduol, a deputy governor from Siaya County, provides an interesting parallel to Monda’s situation. Oduol faced impeachment last year over similar charges of abuse of office and violation of the constitution. However, Oduol survived the impeachment motion after senators voted to keep him in office. This outcome highlights the unpredictable nature of impeachment proceedings and the role of the Senate in determining the fate of impeached officials.


The impeachment of Governor Simba Arati’s deputy, Robert Monda, over allegations of corruption and abuse of office, has brought to light the complexities of Kenyan politics. The accusations against Monda and the subsequent impeachment proceedings have exposed underlying tensions within the political landscape. As the case unfolds, it remains to be seen whether Monda will survive the impeachment vote and continue to hold office. The outcome of this process will undoubtedly shape the future of governance in Kisii County. It serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by politicians and the need for transparency, accountability, and ethical leadership.

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