Waruguru tells off Orengo over Ruto’s impeachment plan

Laikipia Woman Representative Catherine Waruguru speaking on KTN NEWS Morning Express show.
Laikipia woman Representative Catherine Waruguru has dismissed threats by ODM leaders to impeach Deputy President William Ruto.

Speaking during KTN NEWS Morning Express show, the controversial legislature urged those calling others corrupt to take a bold step of reporting the case to the relevant authority than politicising it in a manner that is targeting specific people.

“There are people who have resorted to activism and roadside declarations... their business is one, walking in funerals, doing village politics and targeting people to brand them as corrupt people...if there is any person with enough evidence walk to Karura(DCI)....” she added.

Waruguru scolded Senate Minority Leader for fearing to engage Deputy President in court over his alleged corrupt deals.

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She accused him of failing to guide NASA leader Raila Odinga to victory on many elections, thus seeking shortcuts to power.

“If James Orengo has not been able to show Baba(Raila) a formula to win an election since time immemorial when he started vying for the presidency, what is this thing he will do to validate his desire to impeach William Ruto using the handshake?” questioned Waruguru.

Deputy President William Ruto has on record claimed that the fight on corruption is not genuine saying the Opposition was using the matter to prey on him in a bid to scuttle his 2022 presidential bid.

On Sunday ODM leaders led by Siaya Senator James Orengo dared to impeach deputy president William Ruto on the grounds of gross misconduct.

Speaking at a political rally aimed at drumming support for the party’s Ugenya parliamentary candidate, Chris Karan, Orengo promised to initiate an impeachment motion targeting the Deputy President.

"The DP can also be removed for gross misconduct. The threshold for the removal of Deputy President on constitutional grounds is much lower than going through a criminal trial or prosecution,” Orengo said.

However, ODM party chairman John Mbadi termed the move as personal and not a reflection of the party’s stand.

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