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Nyali MP Moha Jicho Pevu files petition to impeach CS James Macharia

Nyali MP Mohammed Ali popularly known as Moha Jicho Pevu has filed a petition to impeach Transport and Infrastructure CS James Macharia over alleged gross misconduct and violation of the Constitution.

Moha shared the motion on his Facebook page, detailing several reasons why the CS should be impeached which includes overseeing stalled government projects worth KSh100 billion.

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“He failed to deliver on key infrastructure, housing, urban development and public works such as bridges, highways, seaports and airports despite the projects being heavily touted as vital to the development of the country,” the document stated.

The lawmaker also accused CS Macharia of overseeing the loss of KSh 1.5 billion meant for Suraya housing projects in Nairobi.

“He failed to account for the loss of KSh1.5 billion meant for Suraya housing project in Nairobi. It further emerged that Spring Valley Business Park that houses the office of Suraya and which the firm claims to be one of its successful projects is owned by James Macharia,” the document further stated.

Further, CS Macharia was accused of committing perjury by lying under oath when he appeared before Parliamentary Committees and assured lawmakers that directives on transport cargo had been suspended, yet it was not the case.

“He stated the suspension of the transportation order yet the directive is still in force even with multiple public notices on its suspension being issued by the ministry. This inefficiency in his work, therefore, makes him unfit to hold office,” Moha stated.

He was also put on the ‘chopping board’ for being part of 2016 Afya House scandal that saw Kenyans loose KSh 5.2 billion when he was the Health CS.

“James Macharia is further accused of laxity in the fight against corruption under his watch, where massive fraud took place,” the MP argued in his petition.

Moha also accused the CS of forcefully having cargo be transported through the Standarge Gauge Railway without consulting transport stakeholders, violating human rights and freedoms.

“This has caused a lot of public suffering in the transport sector which has led to many businesses closing down and loss of over 100,000 jobs.

“It is very annoying that the Cabinet Secretary continues to ignore stakeholders in the implementation ministry projects,” reads the petition.

National Assembly Clerk Micheal Sialai received the petition by the Nyali MP signed by 90 Members of Parliament.

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“The matter will be processed under the applicable provisions of the Standing Orders and House precedents and the Speaker will give direction within the next three days,” Sialai told a local publication.

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