Politicians allied to Deputy President William Ruto have continued firing attacks on Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i over allegations of disrespecting the DP.
The CS has been under fire since Friday. When speaking during a fundraiser in Kirinyaga, he said that he can only take directives from President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Belgut MP Nelson Koech now says that should Matiang'i keep disrespecting the DP, then they will censure him as parliamentarians, which would have negative effects on his side.
Speaking during a presser at Parliament buildings on Monday, he warned the CS against looking down on MPs, saying that they have the power to send him home if need be.
“This issue of him seeing us MPs as nothing is very unfortunate because today, Parliament can decide to send you home. If we decide that you do not deserve to be a CS anymore," he said.
His remarks were echoed by Soy lawmaker Caleb Kositany, who called upon Uhuru to intervene, adding that the president and his deputy are a pair and require equal respect.
Speaking separately, Kositany noted that the situation is worsening as the cabinet appears to be on the loose, and now wants Uhuru to crack the whip.
“We want to call on our President to reign in on his Cabinet Secretaries. It is time the President gives a voice on this issue because it is really bad. It is like we are in a kindergarten where children do whatever they want to do,” he said.
Matiang'i was referring to claims that his office was party to Ruto's humiliation at the Bomas of Kenya, during the launch of the Building Bridges Initiatives (BBI) report on Wednesday,
At the function, there was a breach of protocol that saw Ruto address the gathering before former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.