Moses Kuria Changes Tune After Speaker Muturi's Dare

  • Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria on Monday, December 2, changed his tune after Speaker Justin Muturi dared MPs to call for a vote of no confidence against him. 

    The Jubilee MP had announced that he was launching a bid to impeach the speaker after Muturi announced that he had ruled out any attempts to have the BBI report tabled before Parliament.

    "If it was Justice Maraga pronouncing himself in a public baraza on how he will rule on a matter before the court, there would be no devils in hell. They would all be in Kenya. Why Justin Muturi would allow himself to be bribed with a tilapia meal by John Mbadi in Migori to rule out a parliamentary route for BBI is a mystery to me. Today I will start collecting signatures to impeach him," Kuria wrote.

    Speaker Muturi in Parliament on Monday, December 2, clarified that he was neutral in the BBI debate.

    Justin Muturi speaking

    "The BBI is still a report. As it is now, the proposals in the report have not been reduced into any legislation. If a time comes and there is a need, the processes are there.

    "We should be asking why we have not implemented some of the areas the BBI report has highlighted because they are there in the constitution," he stated.

    He further stated that the BBI report was not a parliamentary initiative adding that it could only receive it in the form of a policy document.

    As it is, Muturi argued, the BBI report was not a parliamentary initiative as parliament was not involved in the formation of the taskforce report neither was it involved in the handover of the report.

    Responding via a post on his Facebook account, Moses Kuria was grateful to the speaker for offering the clarification. 

    "Thank you, Mr Speaker Sir, for setting the record straight. Thank you for letting the world know that the people's representatives are ready and willing to pass the BBI related legislations 100%. 

    "Now we await President Kenyatta to instruct AG Kihara Kariuki to draft the legislative proposals and bring them to Parliament we pass them in record time," he stated.

    Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria