Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has reacted to threats by Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani Nation Congress (ANC) party to impeach Deputy President William Ruto.
Taking to Facebook just moments after ANC made the statement, Khalwale argued that the party had no numbers to actualise the move.
“Impeachment of the Deputy President would only succeed if not less than 233 MPs voted to remove him. Currently ANC has a maximum voting capacity of 13 MPs in the National Assembly,” he wrote.
On Tuesday, January 12, ANC threatened to impeach DP Ruto if he does not resign willingly.
In a statement, ANC Deputy Party Leader Ayub Savula said they had already prepared a motion of impeachment the DP.
He argued that the move will protect Kenya against violent implosion being clandestinely fermented by Ruto, terming him a rich and powerful man in government pretending to be poor.
“In that impeachment motion, we will make the case that because his ambition is in competition with priorities set by the government he serves in, he is a danger to the stability of the nation by covertly dissenting and sabotaging the President’s government agenda. He does that through incitement of the vulnerable poor,” said Savula.
ANC accused Ruto of deviating and subverting his oath of office loyally to serve the President.