ODM MPs accuse Tanga Tanga MPs of planning to impeach the president

Suna East MP Junet Mohamed and ODM chairman John Mbadi during a past briefing.ODM legislators have accused the Tanga Tanga team of planning to impeach president Uhuru Kenyatta ./FILE

Members of parliament allied to ODM leader Raila Odinga led by minority chief whip Junet Mohammed have accused TangaTanga legislators of planning to impeach president Uhuru Kenyatta daring them to carry on with their course.

The legislators claim that the plan was formulated during a Monday meeting held by Tanga Tanga allied legislators in Naivasha.

In a media briefing at parliamentary buildings on Tuesday, Junet said that even though the Naivasha meeting which was held on Monday led by senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen was discussing the BBI initiative, the meeting clandestinely discussed on how to impeach the president.

“And one of the agendas they discussed in Naivasha, we are aware other  than the BBI was the impeachment of the president, we are ready for them, let them bring it to parliament,”Junet said

He said that the legislators’ plan to do so by collecting signatures that will call for a vote of no confidence against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration.

After the meeting that was led by Murkomen in Naivasha, the leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto said that they opted to have their own parallel BBI meetings other than the ones scheduled by the BBI committee.

HomaBay legislator Gladys Wanga has said the TangaTanga team is not sincere.

“This idea that they are going to be having parallel BBI meetings must be stopped, if u want to have your way, go and have your own handshake,”Wanga said

Separately, a section of senators led by Muranga Senator Irungu Kangata opposed the scheduled BBI meetings terming them as political meetings that go against the core agenda of the BBI which is uniting Kenyans.

He urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga to come up with strategies to bring together leaders especially from the central region to push for the BBI initiative.

This comes just a few hours after Jubilee Sec General Raphael Tuju disowned the Naivasha meeting saying that it did not reflect the stand of the Jubilee party in regards to the BBI initiative.