MP alleges plot to impeach Uhuru

Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu addresses faithful at Faith Gospel Church in Kamakwa, Nyeri County. [Mose Sammy, Standard]

An MP has alleged a plot by powerful forces to sponsor a Motion to impeach President Uhuru Kenyatta to scuttle his war against corruption.

Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu said a recent statement by Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi alleging that the President had failed to govern and that he should resign should not be taken lightly.

“This is a premeditated plan by some leaders, who had been collecting signatures with such intent,” Mr Wambugu alleged, but without elaborating.

The MP, speaking at Faith Gospel Church Kamakwa in Nyeri Town yesterday, said the legislators behind Uhuru on his fight against corruption were concerned about the calls for him to resign.

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“This is just one indication that the people behind corruption are willing to do anything to stop him and they are dangerous,” claimed Wambugu, who is allied to the Kieleweke wing of the ruling coalition that backs the President and is critical of what it terms as Deputy President William Ruto’s premature campaigns.

The group’s rival Tangatanga backs Ruto’s quest to succeed Uhuru.

The MP, who was accompanied by his Kasarani counterpart Mercy Gakuya, said the President was fighting against powerful and rich networks that had been operating in the country for decades.

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“President Uhuru is disrupting networks that have been entrenched in the country for years, and they have the money to disrupt his political career and even sponsor an impeachment Motion,” Wambugu said.  

Last week, Sudi dared the President to resign, alleging that the Head of State had failed to govern and that he was unable to lead the Government.

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“He has failed to agree with his own MPs on issues concerning the party and the Government. He should resign,” Mr Sudi claimed.

Sudi’s outbursts came on a day Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, who has since been replaced, was arrested over corruption claims.

Wambugu said there were no sacred cows in the war against corruption and that the arrest of Rotich and his Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge was evidence of the resolve by the Jubilee administration to fight graft.

“These are some of the most high-ranking public officials in this country facing corruption charges. This shows Kenya has joined the no-nonsense ranks of Malaysia and Indonesia in fighting corruption at the highest levels,” he warned.

Rotich and suspended Thugge have denied the graft charges.

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Ms Gakuya stated that the public should not be distracted by the political noise from those on early campaigns.

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“Let’s pray for the country and do not let the war on corruption be politicised. Leave the investigative agencies to complete their work without interference,” she said.

She called on Kenyans to always choose wisely when electing leaders and avoid putting in office hooligans, who she said would plunder public resources at the expense of development.

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Nyeri CountyNyeri Town MP Ngunjiri WambuguPresident Uhuru Kenyatta