Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has said that it is impossible to impeach Ruto as he controls half of Kenya.
The controversial legislator has been one of the DP Ruto’s close allies. He has defended the DP saying that no one in his right senses can dare impeach Ruto who enjoys massive support across Kenya.
Kuria warned that should such motion be tabled before parliament it will fall by force or fire and the people of Kenya are ready to protect
The motion to impeach DP Ruto is being pushed by politicians allied to President Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga. They have accused the DP of being disrespectful of and disloyal to the President.
The plot is expected to gain momentum this week when the politicians retreat to a hotel in Nanyuki for a pro-Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) meeting.
They will meet on the same day when Mr Ruto and his allied Tangatanga politicians converge in Nakuru for a parallel BBI rally.
On paper, the Nanyuki meeting is being sold as just another round of consultations on how to advance the ‘Handshake’ politics of President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga, but insiders told the Nation Saturday that Mr Ruto’s perceived rebellion will also be on the agenda.
Similar sentiments were expressed by Fafi MP Abdikarim Osman who said his colleagues in Parliament are increasingly getting the feeling that they should impeach Mr Ruto before he or his allies attempt a similar move on the President.
“We are firmly behind the President and Mr Odinga,” said Mr Osman.
“You can’t fight both of them and expect to win. We will remove DP Ruto from office before he removes the President.”
Members of Parliament allied to Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC) are set to meet on Wednesday to take a position on the alleged plot to impeach Deputy President William Ruto.
ANC deputy party leader Ayub Savula, who is also the Lugari MP and the chairman of the ANC Parliamentary Group (PG), confirmed that the meeting will take place at the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi.
“The ANC PG is meant to ensure that the process of impeaching the Deputy President, which includes collection of signatures to support the grounds for removal, goes on smoothly,” he said.