While fireworks are expected today in parliament, fears among members threaten to dampen the mood. Today, Tuesday the 8th, is the day that Speaker Muturi threateningly promised to meet head-on, those who are opposed to him, and now there are worries that he might be in the process of weaponising the speaker’s post which he holds. This is especially so after his angry outburst in Embu where he lashed out at those who were threatening to impeach him, and even went ahead to single out particular members of the National Assembly who he termed as some of those that were behind his woes.
Speaker Muturi has been stalked by controversy for a while now ever since his enthronement in Mukurwe Wa Nyagathanga within Murang’a a couple of weeks ago. In the ceremony, Muturi was installed as the spokesperson for the Agikuyu Council of Elders, but this, however, went ahead to result in protestations from some quarters within Kikuyu land. Now there are fears that Muturi might use his position in the house to victimise those he perceives to be hostile to him.
Mr. Muturi told the MPs that he was ready for the battle.
“Bring the motion of impeachment against me. I’m not a coward,” he told the press at St Mark Ena Secondary School on Sunday after a service at the Embu Anglican Diocese. He was the chief guest at a function at the venue.
Mr Muturi noted that he has been politically active for many years so he cannot be shaken by threats.
Going ahead to single out a particular group of MPs who he did not name, Muturi angrily retorted that, “I have been in the political game for long. Some of those threatening me have been in Parliament for only three years. Those against me can’t even meet the threshold to kick me out,”
The Speaker said he will be in Parliament on Tuesday, doing his work, so those who want to pass a vote of no confidence in him could do so without delay.