MPs to table Cabinet dissolution motion Tuesday
09 November 2015, 09:10
Narok - Two MPs have said they will on Tuesday table a motion in parliament calling for dissolution of Cabinet.
Narok West MP Patrick Ntutu and his Emurua Dikirr counterpart, Johana Ngeno said they were collecting over 200 signatures that will see the cabinet dissolved.
They were speaking during the burial of a former security guard at Maasai Mara University Kilgoris Campus, Emmanuel Kong’u who was murdered and his body dumped at an open field in Kilgoris Town two weeks ago.
Ngeno said as lawmakers, they cannot sit back as ministries continue to drain the country through massive corruption.
“We have been running up and down chasing Devolution Cabinet Secretary Ann Waigiru, but when you look at all ministries across the board they are all squandering Kenyan's money. They should all leave that office,” said Ngeno.
He said they are no longer calling for cabinet secretaries named in corruption scandals to step aside because they might later be brought back on claims that they are not guilty.
“We have read their minds. We will not accept the corrupt leaders to step aside; we want the entire cabinet dissolved,” he said.
Read Also: Keter promises to storm Waiguru's office on Tuesday
The legislator said the President Uhuru Kenyatta, who had remained silent on Waiguru's graft issue, must be compelled to dissolve the entire cabinet.
“We need to constitute a new cabinet and vet them afresh in Parliament. We need new uncorrupted blood,” said Ngeno.
He blamed President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto for the continued corruption in their administration saying the two offices had totally mishandled the corruption issue in the country.
“Their silence on Waiguru tells us that either they are not in touch with the happenings of this country or they are part of the corrupt deals,” they said.
On his part, Ntutu said all those named in corruption scandals must step aside and pave way for investigations.
He said there were no sacred cows and Waigiru was not an exception in corruption.
“We are openly telling the President to direct Waigiru to step aside. Other cabinet secretaries did so, why not her?" Asked Ntutu.
Ntutu said people suspected to have committed crimes cannot be investigated while in office and that Waiguru had no option other than stepping aside.
The MP said their electorates were on their back, asking them what they had done to ensure proper use of resources.
He said the President had failed in dealing with corruption as he had promised Kenyans during the electioneering period.
For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.