Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has dismissed the push to impeach Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.
In a statement on Monday, Kuria termed the attempt to remove Matiang’i from office as an unnecessary distraction and waste of time.
He stated that the ouster motion is bound to fail and urged its movers to abandon it and focus on other important issues such as the ongoing voter registration, and electoral reforms.
Kuria argued that it is illogical to initiate an impeachment motion less than a year to the next general election.
“It is not time for unnecessary distractions like the energy-sapping and bound-to-fail motion of impeachment against CS Fred Matiang’i which would have made more sense a year ago than today. Let's focus. There is hardly any time left,” said Kuria.
“9 months and 28 days before polling stations open in the 2022 General Elections, it is time to focus on the most important things including registering 7 Million new voters, ensuring IEBC readiness to carry out a free, fair, credible, transparent, and verifiable poll, ensuring maximum peace and security of all Kenyans and their property during the transitional General Elections and safeguarding our 2022-2023 budget cycle from the vagaries of a tense political transition.”
Nyali MP Mohammed Ali, who is behind the motion, wants Matiang’i impeached on the grounds of failure to respect court orders, abuse of office, disrespecting Members of Parliament, and failure to protect Kenyans as stipulated in the Constitution.
The motion has been supported by at least 92 MPs mostly allied to Deputy President William Ruto.