President Uhuru Kenyatta has faced many challenges ever since he indicated interested in running for Presidency the second time and one of those challenges are threats of impeachment motion by some of the senators, a motion which has finally been dismissed.
Kenyan parliament is a real divided kingdom as Senators are divided into factions. These factions are struggling to protect the interest of their parties.
The Nyamira Senator Mong’are impeachment motion, which he earlier moved in the Kenyan parliament to impeach President Uhuru Kenyatta, has been dismissed.
Nyamira county Senator Mong’are bw’Okong’o has been preparing a motion seeking to impeach President Uhuru Kenyatta over the ongoing doctors’ strike across the country.
The senator says that his motion is ready and over 10 MPs have promised to support it.
However, a section of MPs allied to the Jubilee party has dismissed the motion saying they will not allow the senator to progress with it.
The leader of Majority in the senate Kithure Kindiki said while his colleague is allowed to table the motion, it has no basis to impeach the president.
“Getting one lawmaker who is ready to waste Parliament’s time with such a motion is a tall order.
“He is just seeking publicity to enhance his misplaced presidential ambitions. Saying the President has not tried to resolve the doctors’ strike is a lie.”
His sentiments were echoed by MPs Maina Kamanda (Starehe) and Dennis Waweru (Dagoretti South).
“The senator is a joker and a day dreamer. What has he done in the Senate to think he can remove the President?” asked Mr. Kamanda.
Mr. Waweru said Mr. Okong’o’s campaign was futile.
“He is a desperate politician looking for publicity,” he added.