Shock as President William Ruto’s Rift Valley MPs table motion to impeach Moses Kuria
Trade and Industrialisation Cabinet Secretary, Moses Kuria, is swimming in murky waters after a section of Members of Parliament from Rift Valley tabled a motion of impeachment against him.
The MPs led by Pokot South Member of Parliament David Pkosing said they will impeach Kuria over the importation of 10,000 tonnes of maize into the country.
The MP said Kuria allowed the importation of Maize while North Rift farmers are harvesting the commodity,
“CS Kuria should stop the importation of maize, whether it’s GMO or no GMO because farmers are harvesting and in fact, they want to demonstrate from tomorrow over this issue,” Pkosing stated.
Pkosing said that the importation of maize will interfere with the flow of supply and demand hence lowering the price of maize due to a surplus in the market.
“The danger of importing ten million bags of maize is that the price of a bag of maize will go down to Sh 1000, where will our farmers sell maize?” he posed.
He continued by saying: “There are no roadside declarations in this country, it must be public participation, there must be a gazette notice which will be tabled in Parliament and if Parliament questions it, it is done,” Pkosing said.
He warned Kuria that he may be the first CS to vacate office, claiming that he will start collecting signatures for the CS’s impeachment from Wednesday.
We want to tell Moses Kuria that he will be the first Cabinet Secretary to leave office and he might leave before the end of this month or before Christmas. If he continues like this we will impeach him. We will collect signatures from tomorrow,” Pkosing said.
His remarks came after a section of Kenya Kwanza lawmakers called for the summoning of Kuria over the maize importation.
Led by Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei, the lawmakers on Tuesday opposed the government plan to import maize into the country.
“The committees of Agriculture, Trade and Industry in Parliament should immediately summon the CS of Trade Hon. Moses Kuria and CS Agriculture Hon. Mithika Linturi on the matter,” the MPs stated in a statement read by Cherargei.