Kenyans today woke up to the news that the leading party jubilee is on the verge of impeaching Deputy President William Ruto on grounds that he has gone against the party’s rules and regulations. Kenyans reacted differently to the news with majority of his supporters claiming that this are just intimidation tactics.
However for Jubilee this could be an uphill task. This is because his removal might lead to a constitutional crisis. According to the constitution, the second in command can be removed in office for the following reason:
(a) On the ground of physical or mental incapacity to perform the functions of the office; or
(b) on impeachment--
(i) on the ground of a gross violation of a provision of this Constitution or any other law;
(ii) where there are serious reasons to believe that the Deputy President has committed a crime under national or international law; or
(iii) for gross misconduct.
So far the grounds of his impeachment is that he has violated the party rules. The party might go ahead to relieve him his duties as the Deputy party leader but will continue to serve as the deputy president of the republic of Kenya.
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