Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka has rubbished threats by some MPs of impeaching National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi over the Finance Bill 2018.
“It is ridiculous for some MPs to threaten the speaker with impeachment,” Munyaka said.
Addressing the press in Machakos on Saturday, Munyaka said the speaker cannot be impeached for doing his work as the speaker.
He claimed the MPs who opposed the bill were only driven by anger and maintained that they will protect Muturi from any threats.
The jubilee legislator added that MPs who opposed the bill failed and therefore should accept the outcome of the vote.
Munyaka urged the “losers” to just accept and move on since the vote on the bill was democratic.
A section of MPs among them Matungulu’s Stephen Mule has threatened to initiate Muturi’s impeachment on grounds that Muturi alongside Garissa Township MP Aden Duale used their positions to influence the MPs’ voting on the bill.
Addressing the press after the passing of President Kenyatta’s proposals to the Finance Bill, 2018 on thursday, the MPs cited dictatorship and strong-arming in the manner the proposals were passed.
Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati addressing the press after the Thursday sitting stated that they would immediately begin the process of impeaching the Speaker.
“It is so unfortunate, and I am so displeased by the manner the Speaker declared that the Bill had passed when it is clear the nays carried the day. From here the solution is to impeach him,”Arati declared.
His sentiments were echoed by Laikipia mp Catherine Waruguru who also faulted her Narok counterpart Soipan Tuya who was the Temporary Speaker on Thursday afternoon accusing her of rigging the votes.
“I am deeply concerned with the dictatorship which has been exhibited in Parliament this afternoon and Mr Speaker Justin Muturi I respect you but this time, this time, you were not a patriot this afternoon, ” Waruguru said.