The Amani National Congress (ANC) has issued a statement calling for the resignation of Deputy President William Ruto.
Led by ANC deputy party leader Ayub Savula on Tuesday, the party demanded that DP Ruto resign or face an impeachment motion.
"We want to tell Kenyans some truth about Ruto. But we are also calling on Ruto to do the right thing – resign – short of which he should be fired. Towards this end, we have taken the lead in preparing a motion of impeachment, to protect Kenya against violent implosion being clandestinely fermented by Ruto, a rich and powerful man in government pretending to be poor.
ANC party during the press conference on Tuesday
"In that impeachment motion, we will make the case that because his ambition is in competition with priorities set by the government he serves in, he is a danger to the stability of the nation by covertly dissenting and sabotaging the President’s government agenda. He does that through incitement of the vulnerable poor," part of the statement read.
The ANC party claims the DP disrespected President Uhuru Kenyatta when he went against his call for a rotational presidency.
"Ruto swore to serve the people of Kenya diligently by assisting the President prosecute government agenda. But Ruto has deviated, nay, subverted his oath of office loyally to serve the President. Just this Sunday, Ruto has the shameless knack to call the President, his boss, a tribalist, ''the statement adds.