Mbadi warns Ruto allied MPs on Matiang’i impeachment

National Assembly minority leader John Mbadi addressing the media./COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: National Assembly minority leader John Mbadi has warned two members of parliament allied to deputy president William Ruto for allegedly planning to impeach interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi.

In a media briefing at parliament buildings, Mbadi said that the two members of parliament whom he did not name are planning to institute a censure motion in parliament against Matiangi over the United Arab Emirates royal family gold saga.

A leaked audio recording placed Bungoma senator Moses Wetangula on the spot with a voice believed to be his roping in president Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga into the sh.400 million fake gold scandal.

In the recording a voice resembling Wetangula’s is heard trying to calm down a foreigner reportedly working for the prince of Arab country by using president, Odinga and Matiangi’s names.

Mbadi said that he is not against the quest in the legislature to impeach matiangi but the use of flimsy claims to justify the impeachment is a development he termed as unacceptable.

Mbadi warned that the all motive of the gold saga is targeting Matiangi but not other leaders like Raila Odinga.

“One mp is from Muran’ga and another one is from south Rift. We are aware that an impeachment motion is being drafted to impeach Matiang’i,” Mbadi said.

He pointed that it is improper for the two legislators to institute a censure motion while relevant agencies are investigating the matter.

He warned deputy president Willian Ruto that the path he is taking in his politics is detrimental to the tranquility the country is experiencing .

“I want to warn the deputy president to stop playing too much politics which is destructive to the country,” Mbadi said.