MP had denied sponsoring a motion to impeach Ruto and says it’s propaganda.
Kieni MP Kanini Kega has dismissed reports on social media claiming he has sponsored a motion to impeach Deputy President William Ruto.
The lawmaker said he was not interested in having the DP impeached and that the “wild allegations” were aimed at whipping public emotions and to gain sympathy for Tanga Tanga team.
He spoke to members of the press on Monday and had a few things to say.
Speaking to members of the press on Monday, May 25, at his office in Nairobi, the lawmaker said the documents circulating on social media on the alleged impeachment motion were fake claiming they originated from the Tanga Tanga team.
It is very fertile imagination and I want to say that for us in Jubilee, we are focused on helping the president achieve his Big Four agenda and I don’t think impeaching the DP is part of the Big Four Agenda. Even from the look of it, its fake. Before a motion is tabled on the floor of the House or given notice, the House Business Committee seats and approves motions so any person trying to purport that it was done by me, it seems far fetched.
Did it begin from Moses Kuria?
The legislator claimed the entire saga regarding him sponsoring a motion to impeach the deputy president emanated from statements made by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
A statement by the Clerk of the National Assembly with regard to a fictitious Order Paper circulating on social media. pic.twitter.com/IVUPyA99SZ
— National Assembly KE (@NAssemblyKE) May 25, 2020
National Assembly clerk Michael Sialai also issued a statement terming the document as fake and urged Kenyans to disregard it.
An excerpt of the statement read:
I wish to inform the members of the public that the document is fake and therefore has not been published by the National Assembly of the Republic of Kenya.
The alleged document claimed the DP was being impeached on grounds of gross violation of the Constitution and other laws and on gross misconduct.