MPs Resort to Impeach Treasury CS Njuguna Ndung'u After CDF Talks Collapse

  • Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung'u
    A photo collage of Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung'u and the floor of the National Assembly.
    The Standard
  • Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino on Wednesday, January 25, revealed that legislators collected three hundred signatures in a bid to remove Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung'u from office.

    Speaking to journalists in Mombasa, Babu noted that Prof Njuguna is playing with the lives of Kenyan children who should be receiving the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF). 

    Babu explained that CS Njuguna blatantly refused to release the money to the lawmakers, despite approvals from relevant agencies. 

    "We have collected over three hundred signatures. We are going to impeach the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury & Economic Planning, Prof. Njuguna Ndung'u," Babu confirmed. 

    Embakasi East MP Babu Owino during a past political rally
    Embakasi East MP Babu Owino during a past political rally

    According to Babu, Prof Njuguna fooled the Members of Parliament when he promised to release the funds in late December 2022. 

    "He will not joke with us, nor the interest of the Kenyan citizens. We are together because this is not a political party affair. This is the interest of the public.

    The lawmaker called on Kenyans to stage a protest against CS Njuguna and his Treasury officials. 

    "You may be a Kamba, Mijikenda, Kikuyu or Kalenjin but you are tired of poverty. You may come from any community but your true tribe is poverty. 

    Babu warned President William Ruto's administration against dilly-dallying with the CDF, noting that the kitty has gained substantial popularity among Kenyans.

    On Monday, January 23, 2023, the Members of Parliament staged a walkout of an induction seminar in Mombasa protesting the delayed release of the funds.

    "We are doing nothing, and we will do nothing until Constituency Development Fund (CDF) is released to us," Babu confirmed. 

    The lawmakers also asked the Ministry of Education to order for the closure of schools due to lack of fees for the thousands of students who depend on NG-CDF funds. 

    The MPs promised to stall all parliamentary operations until the Treasury will release the money. 

    Treasury CS Njuguna Ndung'u at a past event
    Treasury CS Njuguna Ndung'u at a past event