DP Ruto Impeachment Looming as MPs Append Signatures

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta (centre) with Deputy President William Ruto (left) and Opposition leader Raila Odinga during the launch of the BBI report at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi on November 27.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (centre) with Deputy President William Ruto (left) and Opposition leader Raila Odinga at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi
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  • The campaign to impeach Deputy President William Ruto is still on course and quickly gathering support in Parliament, the MP sponsoring the motion has said. 

    Lugari MP Ayab Savula on Thursday, February 4 said that the motion to impeach the Deputy President was in the signature collection stage. 

    According to the MP 126 members of the parliament under the Jubilee Party have already put their signatures on the motion as of last week.

    The Lugari MP further said he was mobilizing another 107 members of parliament from NASA coalition who will be appending their signatures before parliament resumes fully.

    Lugari MP and Amani National Congress Party member, Ayub Savula
    Lugari MP and Amani National Congress Party member, Ayub Savula
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    “It is laughable because they do not understand the number of MPs from across the political divide who are supporting this motion,” he said.

    The MP insisted that he was confident he would surpass the 233 MPs required who will vote out the Deputy President.

    Savula blasted the DP, accussing him of openly sabotaging his party leader who is the President and boss - Uhuru Kenyatta.

    The vocal MP noted that this motion was meant to bring sanity in the ruling party’s administration.

    “Kenyans voted for both Uhuru and Ruto expecting them to deliver on the promises they made during campaigns. But while the President is busy working hard to implement what they promised, his deputy is frustrating and openly opposing him. Is this the way a government operates,” he asked.

    DP William Ruto with Lugari MP Ayub Savula in Matungu on January 30, 2021
    DP William Ruto with Lugari MP Ayub Savula in Matungu on January 30, 2021
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    The legislator also added that Ruto cannot be defiant to his boss and anticipate for matters to work smoothly if he were to be elected President in the coming general election.

     Ayub asked the deputy president to resign from the government willingly and face the president while in the opposition side.

    He also accused Ruto of recanting any gains that the president was making by using threats and opposing him as Uhuru is working on his legacy projects.

    Savula endorsed ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi as the best candidate to succeed President Uhuru saying that Mudavadi will ensure the country remained peaceful, stable and united which will lead to the growth of the economy.