Constitutional lawyer and husband to Kirinyaga Governor Kamotho Waiganjo has termed intentions of some Members of Parliament to impeach National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi as efforts in futility that may not see the light of the day.
Speaking to The Standard, Kamotho called on the Members of Parliament led by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria to drop any idea of impeaching Muturi, claiming that the threshold for such an impeachment would be an uphill task.
“Sanctioning the speaker needs a very high threshold of almost two-thirds of the Members of Parliament. I don’t think the MPs would be in a position to raise these numbers.
“The idea would not materialise in any way in Parliament,” remarked Kamotho.
He dismissed the Gatundu South legislator's influence in mobilising the required numbers in the house.
“You need to first raise a motion to impeach the speaker with course. That means you need to have enough reasons for the intended impeachment.
“The second stage would be even more difficult because you need to get two-thirds of the members in the house to support you. I don’t think Kuria has such potential,” remarked Kamotho.
According to The Standard on December 1, Kuria claimed that the speaker had taken sides in the debate, preferring a referendum to a parliamentary process.
“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 for me. Today I will start collecting signatures to impeach him,” wrote Kuria on Facebook.
On December 2, Muturi argued that the BBI report was not a parliamentary initiative as the house was not involved in the formation of the task force, neither was it involved in the handover of the report.
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