Kenyan Opposition Party Calls For Motion To Impeach President Kenyatta


CORD yesterday revealed a plan to impeach President Uhuru Kenyatta for ‘violating’ the constitution by refusing to pay teachers a court-ordered salary increase.

The opposition also called for nationwide protests starting next Wednesday to protest Uhuru’s actions and support the teachers.

An impeachment motion is certain to fail, though it will make headlines.

The opposition must get a two-thirds majority in he Jubilee-dominated National Assembly for the no-confidence motion to pass.

If adopted, the Senate would then debate the grounds for impeachment before taking a vote.

 


The no-confidence motion would be the first ever tabled against a Kenyan President.

The opposition said the Pesident’s “brazen” actions to treat the judiciary with disdain by disobeying court orders was tantamount to violating the constitution, which he swore to protect.

“The president vowed to uphold, protect and defend the constitution but from what he is doing by disobeying court orders he is violating the very constitution,” Senate minority leader Moses Wetang’ula told a press conference yesterday at Parliament Buildings.

Wetang’ula who is also a Cord co-principal, said the coalition had already instructed its leadership in National Assembly, through ODM chairman John Mbadi, to initiate impeachment proceedings.

Cord said the demonstrations will push for action.


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