The deputy president Dr William Ruto gestures while making a speech at a past political rally in Nyeri Town. [Source Courtesy]
Nominated senator Millicent Omanga has broken her silence on an alleged plot to impeach the deputy president Dr William Ruto. In a tweet on Friday, the outspoken Tangatanga legislator poured scorn on the alleged plot, saying that it would never come to pass. Omanga argued that the move to impeach the country's second in command was replete with risks that those scheming on impeaching the deputy president would not be ready to take.
"They're running their mouth about some planned impeachment against the DP. Ignore them. They know that's a red line they can never cross. The roof will come down with the entire house. Trust me, " the nominated governing Jubilee party senator Millicent Omanga wrote in a tweet on Friday.
The words of the nominated senator come just days after the governing Jubilee party vice chairman David Murathe said that a plan to remove William Ruto from the position of deputy president was afoot. Murathe cited the what he described as the insubordination of William Ruto to the head of state as the basis of the decision to impeach him.
A screenshot of the tweet by the governing Jubilee party senator Millicent Omanga reacting to an alleged scheme to impeach the deputy president Dr William Ruto. [Source Courtesy]
The Kenyan head of state President Uhuru Kenyatta is not on good terms with his deputy William Ruto. Uhuru has publicly called on Ruto to resign from his position for claiming that the government has failed to deliver on its mandate. In a rejoinder, William Ruto maintained that he would not step down from his position as deputy president, reminding Kenyans that he was instrumental in the formation of the Jubilee government.
Lugari member of parliament Ayub Savula said weeks ago that he would bring an impeachment motion against the deputy president to the house. Allies of William Ruto have dated those scheming to impeach the deputy to bring the motion to the houses of parliament. Garissa Township member of parliament Aden Duale expressed confidence that such a motion would be defeated.
The deputy president Dr William Ruto savours a light moment with his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta at a past event. [Source Courtesy]
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