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Duale warns MPs as impeachment drama continues

Benard Ramoka
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Garissa MP Aden Duale at a past event. He has warned MPs against pushing for malicious impeachment motions against CSs. (Photo/Kassfm.co.ke)

Garissa Township  MP Aden Duale has warned MPs against intimidating Cabinet Secretaries (CSs) through motions of impeachments.

Duale says that some MPs are unprocedurally drafting motions of impeachment without consulting the Clerk of the National Assembly.

Speaking to journalists  at the Parliament Buildings in Nairobi on Thursday,  Duale said that most of the motions being pushed  by some MPs to have certain CSs impeached are malicious and meant to blackmail the state officials.

He said that any impeachment motion has to adhere to the House standing procedures before being tabled or even drafted.

"It is unfortunate that some of our colleagues are unprocedurally collecting signatures to impeach Cabinet Secretaries without consulting the Clerk of the Assembly," he said.

Duale said that blackmail and malicious intent by some MPs will not be tolerated anymore.

He said that MPs understand the House procedures and must adhere to it and stop shaming the National Assembly.

"If one wants to censure a motion of impeachment against a CS or state official must do it in accordance with the House standing orders and not blackmail," he said.

Several Cabinet Secretaries are under threat of being impeached as some MPs collect signatures for their removal.Among the CSs likely to face impeachment are National Treasury Henry Rotich and Environment CS Keriako Tobiko.

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa is pushing for CS Rotich impeachment over the contraband sugar saga.The MPs says that the is collecting signatures to send the Treasury CS packing.

In May, Health CS Cicily Kariuki survived an impeachment over issues that were sorrounding the Kenyatta National Hospital.

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