Nairobi, KENYA:A section of Members of Parliament have threatened to impeach National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi.
This is following the controversial passing of the Finance bill 2018 that will see Kenyans dig deeper into their pockets.
Addressing journalists at the parliamentary buildings on Thursday, the MPs led by Dagoretti North member of parliament Simba Arati and Turkana South member of parliament James Lomenen blasted the speaker for what they termed as exhibiting dictatorial tendencies by imposing passage of President Kenyatta’s proposals of the Finance Bill, 2018.
Arati insisted that they have been prompted to take action following the chaotic occurrences in parliament thus they will initiate the process immediately.
“That is the process we are starting and he will go,” said Arati.
His sentiments were echoed by Laikipia women rep Catherine Waruguru who expressed her disappointment over what transpired in parliament.
“I am extremely disappointed by the proceedings in the Parliament this afternoon bearing in mind this was a special sitting where we had matters of national importance that we were set to discuss but it has turned out to be a showdown dictatorship and democracy,” said Laikipia Woman Representative Catherine Waruguru.
She blasted her Narok counterpart Soipan Tuya of not asking for the division bell or voting to take place but rather putting the question through acclamation to which, she says, the majority were the ‘Nays.
“I am deeply concerned with the dictatorship which has been which has been exhibited in this Parliament and Hon. Justin Muturi I respect you a lot but, in this matter, there is a problem and you were not a patriot this afternoon,” she added.
Turkana South MP James Lomenen turned the heat on Muturi, majority leader Aden Duale and his minority counterpart John Mbadi for the mess witnessed at parliamentary buildings.
“I want to tell Kenyans that the people who have sent you to the grave are (Speaker Justin) Muturi, (Aden) Duale, (John) Mbadi, Junet (Mohammed), and all the chairpersons of the committees who were given money the other day and have now burdened Kenyans,” said Lomenen.
However, Duale downplayed MPs allegations saying that they were meant to disparage the National Assembly.