CORD MPs unsure on whether to support Waiguru impeachment
09 October 2015, 08:15
Nairobi - The CORD coalition has not given its stand on the impeachment motion set up to see Devolution CS Anne Waiguru kicked out of office to allow MPs make their own personal decision.
The coalition has for a long time stated that it wants Waiguru to leave office, even if temporarily, to allow for investigations into the massive corruption at the National Youth Service NYS.
However, the coalition has allowed its members to make choices over the matter on an individual basis, rather than force them into one.
" Members have been asked to make their own informed decisions on the matter and not to take a certain coalition stand," Mbadi said.
He did however state that he was for the motion and had upended his signature.
" I have signed for the motion and this is for the reason that Waiguru needs to step aside and allow investigations, just like others before her," he added.
Waiguru has so far said that she is innocent of corruption allegations at the NYS.
However, some CORD MPs, especially those whose constituents have been helped by the NYS have had cold feet over the matter and are not sure where to go as regards the motion.
" I am not at liberty to talk about it right now. It is an open debate and the coalition has stated that MPs choose what their heart feels, so I will decide," Kibra MP Ken Okoth, whose constituency has been helped massively by the NYS told News24.
The motion has been fronted by Kericho MP Charles Keter and will be seconded by Makueni's Daniel Maaanzo who had also wanted a similar motion put up to censure Waiguru.
" I am going to second the motion when it is put up," he stated.
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