Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika has expressed confidence that an impeachment motion against Deputy President William Ruto would not take off in Parliament.
Speaking during an interview at Citizen TV Kihika opined that those pushing for the impeachment of the DP do not have the courage to table the motion.
The Tanga Tanga luminary intimated that the whole tirade was being conducted in rallies since their Kieleweke counterparts seeking to oust DP Ruto did not have any grounds and numbers to execute their plot.
“The DP is not afraid of impeachment and if you all are ready to impeach him then stop the drama, just bring the impeachment. I’m sure they have no numbers, they have no grounds,” she said while addressing Homabay Senator Moses Kajwang.
“It is easier for them to say it on TV show and in rallies. Impeachment happens in parliament so I’m challenging you, bring it tomorrow let’s get over it,” she added.
According to Article 150 of the Constitution, a deputy president may be removed from office on the grounds of physical or mental incapacity to perform his duties or he may be impeached.
“A deputy president maybe impeached on the grounds of gross violation of this constitution or any other law,when there is serious reasons to believe the DPhas commited crime under national or international law or for gross misconduct.”
Kihika also wondered why Central Organisation of Trade Unions boss Francis Atwoli and former Jubilee party chairman David Murathe have never been questioned or arrested over their utterances that DP Ruto will not be on the ballot in 2022.
According to her, the two should be questioned to explain in depth what they really mean.
“One of those characters is Murathe and the other one is Atwoli. Atwoli has on many occasions clearly stated that Wiliam Ruto will not be on the ballot in 2022. Nobody has arrested them, nobody has called them for interrogation to explain what it is they mean,” she observed.
Kihika’s remarks come at a time when ODM Minority Leader James Orengo threatened to table an impeachment motion against DP Ruto on grounds of gross violation of the Constitution.
In the National Assembly, Jubilee has 140 of the national assembly’s 290 constituencies, while Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement and allied parties have slightly over 100 MPs.
The matter is no different in the Senate where the Jubilee Party and its partners have 38 senators, while those of ODM and allied parties have 28 members.
However, the Handshake has complicated impeachment politics with some of the opposition MPs closing ranks to support the government and vice-versa.
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