The Amani National Congress (ANC) has maintained that its push to impeach Deputy President William Ruto is still on course.
Speaking on Thursday, Lugari MP Ayub Savula who has been spearheading the impeachment push noted that 126 MPs have already signed the impeachment motion.
According to Savula, he is now seeking an additional 106 signatures from legislators allied to the NASA coalition, in order to have the required 233 members for the motion to pass.
“I have heard our critics saying we cannot manage to impeach Ruto just because my party, ANC, does not have enough members. That is laughable because they do not understand the number of MPs from across the political divide who are supporting this motion,” he said.
Savula is optimistic that he’ll get the required numbers and eventually send Ruto home for what he terms as disrespecting his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Kenyans voted for both Uhuru and Ruto expecting them to deliver on the promises they made during campaigns. But while the President is busy working hard to implement what they promised, his deputy is frustrating and openly opposing him. Is this the way a government operates,?” he posed.
Savula challenges DP Ruto to resign at his own will and start campaigning if he believes he has enough support to be Kenya’s next president.
“Uhuru is busy working on his legacy while his DP is frustrating him and backpedaling any gains that the President is making. He is using threats and behaving like he is in the Opposition…The most Honourable thing that he can do is to resign from the government and take on the President while in the Opposition,” he added.
On the 2022 presidential race, Savula noted that his party leader Musalia Mudavadi is the best suited for the job.