Kenya:For Sidelining Deputy, Section of Jubilee Party Leaders Mulling Kenyatta Impeachment-Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa
By Samuel Ouma
There is a secret plot to impeach President Uhuru Kenyatta by a section of Jubilee Party leaders for sidelining his Deputy William Ruto in some of the major decisions, says Kiminini legislator Chris Wamalwa.
While speaking during a breakfast Show in Citizen television, one of the media houses in the East African country, Wamalwa claimed that Ruto’s camp is bitter with the President over the peace deal with the opposition leader and lifestyle audit.
“There are people who are bitter about the deputy president being sidelined as Uhuru’s successor. Some have even been warned by elders. I will not be surprised if there is a motion to impeach the president,” reiterated Chris Wamalwa.
Wamalwa alleged that the ruling party leaders are not drinking in one cup and that has led to emergence of two factions, one pushing for the big Four agenda and anti-graft, and the other focusing on the 2022 polls.
“The president’s focus is to leave a legacy, by working on the fight against graft and the big Four Agenda. But the issue of 2022 politics is also not going away,” the legislator claimed.
Two weeks ago, Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, Ruto’s ardent key man, confirmed that things are falling apart in the ruling coalition that was cobbled in the run to last year’s poll. Murkomen lashed at State House officials for misleading the president.
“Let me be very honest, I believe that the investment those people are putting in to drive a wedge between the President and Deputy is so huge and to a great extent it is creating faults. The concerns that these people exist and work in the President’s Office is obvious,” Murkomen alleged.
After it emerged that Jubilee Party leaders were to hold a joint parliamentary meeting chaired by President Kenyatta on July 3 to iron out the differences, the meeting was indefinitely called off on Monday according to the information sent to media by the party Secretary General Raphael Tuju.
“After due consultation and after speaking with our Parliamentary Majority Leader Aden Duale, I am able to confirm that there will be no Jubilee Parliamentary Group meeting,” Tuju said.