Nyamira senator Kennedy Mongare has said he is drafting a motion to impeach President Kenyatta over incidents involving the deaths of Kenya.
Mongare cited the ongoing doctor’s strike saying Uhuru failed to save lives by ending the strike. He also said the president violated the constitution by withholding a report on the actual number of soldiers killed during the El Adde attack.
Mongare further listed the President’s non-disclosure of those killed in the Garissa University and Westgate mall terror attacks as grounds for the impeachment.
“These are acts that border on gross violation of the constitution. Uhuru must be held accountable for leaving Kenyans to die at the mercy of the enemy and then failing to report to the House on facts about the attacks,” he said on Thursday during a press conference at Parliament buildings.
The senator did not fail to mention the cordoning off of the Parliament by police officers as part of the President’s acts of misconduct.
“The president should also be censured for barricading of Parliament by anti-riot police during a Senate debate on the controversial election laws on Wednesday,” Mongare added.
Senator Mongare, who will be running against President Kenyatta next year for the highest office in the land, played down concerns that his motion would lack the requisite numbers to have it passed.
”As a patriotic Kenyan, I will offer to educate my colleagues who may not understand the need for the impeachment motion. I will remind them that they have a duty to defend the constitution they swore to protect . It is about objectives and not about tyranny of numbers.”
Senator Kennedy Mongare will need the motion to impeach President Kenyatta to be supported by a third of the House in order to pass.