Azimio MPs threaten to impeach Speaker Wetangula

National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi. [File, Standard]

Members of Parliament allied to the Azimio la Umoja coalition are planning to impeach National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula.

Their sentiments came shortly after  Wetang'ula declined to accept the removal of Nominated Member of Parliament Sabina Chege as the Deputy Minority Whip.

In a press briefing outside Parliament building, National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi said the team is drafting an impeachment motion which will be ready Tuesday.

“Things cannot move in this manner in this House, anymore. We have decided to bring a motion of impeachment against the Speaker of National Assembly Moses Wetang’ula,” Wandayi has said.

“We are drafting the motion and it will be ready by next week. We think this house is under wrong leadership,” he adds.

While giving his final verdict on the Sabina issue, Wetangula urged Wandayi to follow the proceedings if he so wishes and pursue the matter in court.

“I have ruled that you procedurally follow every step. I have no difficulty with your decision to remove your deputy whip but there is a court order to which your party and your coalition is not a part of the proceedings.”

Azimio MPs had in a meeting, resolved to replace Chege as the Deputy Minority Whip with Embakasi West MP Mark Mwenje.

Chege faced rejection and backlash from her party after she shifted allegiance to Kenya Kwanza and formed a faction that wants to oust their party leader former President Uhuru Kenyatta.

According to the speaker, the dispute should have been resolved through an internal dispute resolution mechanism.

Moreover, he has urged the UDA and Jubilee parties to seek amicable solutions to their issues.