Allies of the Deputy President William Ruto have dared the Amani National Congress (ANC) party to go a head and table the impeachment motion.
ANC yesterday started the campaign to have Ruto dethroned for undermining Uhuru’s agenda, including his legacy project, the Building Bridges Initiative.
In a statement read by ANC deputy party leader Ayub Savula, the Musalia Mudavadi-led party demanded that Ruto resigns from government or be impeached.
“We (ANC) have taken the lead in preparing a Motion of impeachment to protect Kenya against violent implosion being clandestine fermented by Ruto, a rich and powerful man in government pretending to be poor,” said Mr Savula as he read the statement.
In the impeachment Motion, Savula said, they will make a case that the DP’s ambition is in competition with priorities set by the Jubilee administration he (Ruto) serves.
“He is a danger to the stability of the nation by covertly dissenting and sabotaging the President’s government agenda,” said Savula in a press conference at the party’s headquarters.
In a swift rejoinder, Ruto allies dismissed the plot as wishful thinking and urged ANC to stop getting excited over a funeral endorsement.
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Soy MP Caleb Kositany, a Ruto ally, described ANC as political scavengers waiting to benefit from tribal politics.
“The party starts and ends in Vihiga and has all the officials from the same region, is excited with the tribal debate kicked by President Kenyatta, such statements can easily cause anarchy,” said Mr Kositany.
He noted that had the government been serious, it would have arrested Savula for fermenting tribal hatred, but since it was led by jokers, nothing would be done to him. Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wah said ANC was overly excited by what they perceived to be “funeral endorsements” and the unfortunate ethnic vitriol at a burial in Vihiga.
“We ask them to bring on the Impeachment Motion they are talking about. William Ruto’s position in government was not a donation by two over-excited ANC MPs, he is in the position of DP on account of the same voters that put Uhuru Kenyatta in office. He owes his position to the people, not the excited juvenile leaders,” said Ichung’wah.
“You mean my friend Musalia Mudavadi took the rotational presidency joke seriously,” posed Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.
Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa dared ANC to bring the impeachment on, saying it would be defeated on the floor of the House.
“If ANC party was unable to interpret their own constitution to discipline their own MPs for gross violation of their constitution, how can they interpret the Constitution to impeach the DP,” posed Barasa.
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