Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress Party has hit out at Deputy President William Ruto telling him to resign or face impeachment over his remarks at the weekend.
Speaking at ANC headquarters in Nairobi on Tuesday, January 12, ANC deputy party leader Ayub Savula said the DP’s attack on President Uhuru Kenyatta warrants calls for his resignation.
Savula stated that ANC party members have taken the lead in preparing a motion of impeachment in order to protect Kenya against violent implosion being fueled by DP Ruto.
In that impeachment motion, the Lugari MP say they will make the case to the public how DP’s ambition is in competition with priorities set by the government he serves in.
ANC deputy leader declared Ruto a danger to the stability of the nation stating that he is covertly dissenting and sabotaging the President’s government agenda and destabilizing the government through incitement of the vulnerable poor.
“He called the President a tribalist. How can you say your boss is a tribalist?” he stated.
Savula said the President only meant that Kenya has leaders from other communities who can lead the country when he addressed mourners in Vihiga County last weekend.
The Lugari MP said he would table an impeachment motion if Ruto will not resign.
“He says he has 150 MPs in the National Assembly. We’ll see about that very soon. Insulting the President is against the Constitution,” he added.
He rubbished Ruto’s hustler tag saying that he’s ‘a rich and powerful man in government pretending to be poor.’
Mudavadi’s led party further claimed that Dp Ruto is bitter with President Uhuru because after the 2017 elections, the President denied him the chance to nominate his tribal friends to lucrative government positions where they could steal.
“Kenyans, Ruto is not against the President due to differences in policy projection. NO. Ruto is mad because after the 2017 elections, the President denied him the luxury of nominating tribal cronies to lucrative positions in government to process corruption that was rampant in the first term of the UhuRuto government.”
“Such massive rip-offs installed dams, stadiums and the Last Mile electricity project schemed by such cadre, are still a blot on the government,”
Savula was accompanied by Women Rep Vihiga County Beatrice Adagala, Teso North MP Oku Kaunya, ANC Youth League Spokesman Nathaniel Mong’are and several other party officials.
Adagala said the Deputy President should be assisting the President to implement his development agenda but is instead drumming support for his 2022 bid.
“What the President said is the truth. If he is unhappy, he should resign,” said the Vihiga woman representative.
Savula further said that Ruto fakes being horrified by the existence and recognition of ethnic communities and rise of ethnic nationalism because it will derail his 2022 ambitions.
“We remind Ruto that communities can never be erased from the face of Kenya. Indeed, in the Constitution, the Republic of Kenya is made up of ethnic communities residing in geographical counties. That is the reality, that’s the gravitas of Kenyan politics of which Ruto is the prime mover.”
“The President didn’t say anything new. He simply echoed discreet conversations among Kenyans. Deputy President Ruto cannot escape blame for the institutionalization of the Kenyan ethnic state,” Savula added.