MPs get the nod to censure speaker Muturi
19 March 2015, 14:12
Nairobi - Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi will face a censure motion over allegations he spreads lies about MPs.
Kibwezi West MP Patrick Musimba had applied for the motion over claims the speaker makes unfounded allegations against MPs.
He had initially been refused permission to pass the motion by Muturi over his failure to follow house procedures in presenting the motion.
Thursday though, Muturi agreed to the motion.
The MP had the option of drafting a censure motion or a motion of no-confidence on Muturi.
A censure motion will give MPs an opportunity to discuss the conduct of the Speaker, in his absence, and express their displeasure or support of him.
A motion of no-confidence would allow them to discuss the grounds and then vote on whether to remove Mr Muturi as the Speaker.
Musimba feels that the Speaker disrespects MPs by severally stating accusations about them that he feels are unfounded or do not hold water, thus the query.
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