Aden Duale has dismissed impeachment talk on Interior CS Fred Matiang’i by some of his Tanga Tanga colleagues saying it is wishful thinking. Duale, who is Jubilee’s Majority Leader in the National Assembly said he is the coordinator of business functions and therefore he cannot allow any Minister impeached.
Interior CS Fred Matiangi has been on cross hairs with DP William Ruto and Tanga Tanga MPs thought the fake gold scandal was a perfect opportunity to get rid of the CS. Tanga Tanga MPs argued, the CS was part of the fake gold syndicate and even went ahead to provide security for the gold smugglers at a private residence in Karen.
Two MPs from the South Rift, on instruction from William Ruto, were in the process of drafting a censure motion against the CS and planned to table it before the house when it resumes.Aden Duale said the impeachment does not exist and it is neither here nor there.
”The process of impeachment is well documented. Threshold for removing a state officer is not a walk in the park. So if people want to impeach others in rallies then that is okay. But that is outside the precincts of parliament. So what is being said is neither here nor there, there is no body impeaching Matiang’i,” he said.
Fred Matiangi has grown be a thorn in William Ruto’s flesh. He is the only Cabinet Secretary who does not take orders from Ruto. The two have publicly clashed in the past resulting in their bad relationship. It is also believed Ruto feels insecure and threatened with Matiangi’s growing influence in government plus his closeness to President Uhuru Kenyatta.