Matiang’i Faces Impeachment After Fallout With ODM & UDA

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Matiang'i Faces Impeachment After Fallout With ODM & UDA
Matiang'i Faces Impeachment After Fallout With ODM & UDA

Africa-PressKenya. Talk has emerged of a looming impeachment against Interior CS Fred Matiang’i who has fallen out with a number of MPs allied to ODM Leader Raila Odinga as well as those allied to Deputy President William Ruto.

On Wednesday, May 19, Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi announced that he was confident that the no-nonsense CS would be impeached within the next two weeks.

Sudi is an insider in the Ruto camp and has been described by political pundits as the testing mouthpiece for the group.

His threat came after ODM Leader Raila Odinga issued a strong-worded statement criticising the use of police force in political tests.

The message appeared targeted at Matiang’i who has faced the wrath of ODM MPs and officials for allegedly using state resources to campaign for the Jubilee candidate in the recently concluded Bonchari by-election.

ODM’s candidate, Parvel Oimeke, won the seat in Matiang’i’s homeground with 9,049 votes, against Jubilee’s Zebedeo Opore who was second with 7,279 votes.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta’s team has been planning to impeach Ruto but I want to tell you one thing, impeaching the DP is not as easy as you think.

“But let’s leave that now, I want to tell you this, we’re going to impeach Matiangi, in the next two weeks, Matiangi must go home,” he stated.

He faulted Matiang’i for crafting an agenda in order to allegedly rig the elections in his favour.

“In all by-elections, Matiangi always sends heavy security detail in order to rig the elections to favour a particular candidate.

“Our police force is innocent, they are just following orders. So, we want to streamline the Law of Kenya as Tangatanga,” Sudi stated.

Sudi has been in the past known for his daring remarks which are believed to have the tacit blessings of the deputy president.

Since the introduction of the office of the Cabinet Secretary, two CSs have faced impeachments – Anne Waiguru (2014) and Jacob Kaimenyi (2015). Both motions were unsuccessful.

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