Editor's Review

  • This is the third opposition MPs are making advances to impeach Ruto. 
  • They have asked Ruto make up his mind on working with President Uhuru Kenyatta. 

The planned impeachment of Deputy President William Ruto continues to gain momentum with more parties showing interest in the process. 

Reports indicate that ODM will be joining ANC is pushing for the removal of the DP. 

This is the third time Ruto is being asked to resign or face impeachment.

Multiple sources said ANC bigwigs will be meeting their ODM counterparts to discuss the impeachment motion. 

ANC deputy party leader Ayub Savula has already confirmed the meeting which will also be attended by the Minority Whip in the National Assembly and Suna East MP Junet Mohamed.

“I will be meeting Junet on Tuesday to discuss the numbers in the National Assembly,” Savula confirmed. 

The Lugari MP said he had also discussed the matter with officials of other like-minded parties.

Savula insists that they have strong grounds to impeach the Deputy President.

“We will make the case that because his [Ruto's] 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 agenda. He does that through the incitement of the vulnerable poor,” Savula said.

Other leaders expected to join the meeting include BBI secretariat co-chair Dennis Waweru.

Waweru, an ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta, said Ruto should make up his mind and decide whether to work with Uhuru or quit the government.

“The Deputy President must shape up or ship out. Why sabotage the work of the President if he does not want to work with the government?” Waweru asked. 

However, leaders allied to Ruto have rubbished the impeachment calls stating that the parties have no numbers. Led by Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir, the leaders stated ANC cannot get the numbers to impeach Ruto. 

“I think ANC is overly excited with what the President said recently. They don't have the grounds and the numbers to impeach the Deputy President,” said Korir. 

ANC has only 14 MPs in the National Assembly. A member of the National Assembly requires to be supported by at least a third of all the members (117) to move a motion for the impeachment of the Deputy President.

At least two-thirds of the members - 233 of the 349 – are needed to approve the motion.