Muturi rejects Keter motion to impeach Waiguru over Sh791m NYS scandal

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Justin MuturiJustin Muturi has declined Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter’s motion to impeach the Devolution CS over corruption at the NYS.

The National Assembly Speaker said he had received the MP’s request for Anne Waiguru’s impeachment and had written back to him.

The Speaker informed Keter that his motion against Waiguru had only 80 signatures after 17 MPs withdrew support.

The motion, over a Sh791 million loss at the NYS, required 87 signatures to be approved by the Speaker and 117 MPs to sail through during voting.

On September 29, Keter said he had prepared a motion of no-confidence in Muturi.

Without specifying, Muturi had told the Star on Thursday; “You may wish to listen to the communication I intend to make from the chair this afternoon.”

A reliable source told the Star the Speaker had raised issues with the charges leveled against the CS, and that the motion was as good as dead.

House rules require that in the event there is no threshold for the motion, the member or any member of the public pursuing the matter must be officially notified and its details expunged from the record of the House.

Last Sunday, Keter said he submitted the motion to the National Assembly Clerk with the backing of 97 MPs, and asked to add details to his grounds for the impeachment.

Muturi had said he would have no problem approving the motion, after which Keter would be required to officially notify the House of his intentions to initiate it.

Grounds cited for the motion are gross violation of the constitution in the management of the NYS, leading to loss of public funds and financial irregularities.

This is the second effort to remove Waiguru; the first in May 2014 was unsuccessful as Igembe South MP Mithika Linturi failed to appear to move his motion

He had accused Waiguru of intimidating and threatening public servants, and had garnered 98 signatures.

– the-star.co.ke

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