Last month, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua faulted Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja for making decisions without consulting the Kikuyu community.
The second in command said he was the one who rallied the Kikuyu community to vote for Sakaja in the August 9, General Election and that Nairobi County government should not make decisions that will hurt the Kikuyu community.
Gachagua was reacting to governor Sakaja’s plan of decongesting the city by kicking out matatus plying various upcountry routes out of the Central Business District.
“Na nimemwambia gavana wa Nairobi nitakaa chini na yeye tuongee sababu sisi ndio tulimchagua. Ni mimi ndio niliketisha wakikuyu pale Nairobi nikawaambia wamchagua. Mambo yoyote ambayo anaamua, ambayo yanaweza haribu biashara katika Nairobi, kwanza tuongee tukubaliane. Hatutaki speed mingi saana,” Gachagua said.
As such, Bumula Member of Parliament Jack Wanami has threatened to sponsor an impeachment motion against the deputy president.
Wanami, who was elected on an Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party accused Gachagua of advancing the interests of the Mt Kenya region alone.
The lawmaker who was speaking on Monday, January 2, said instead of uniting the country, Gachagua being a symbol of national unity has been making utterances that seem to further divide the already divided country.
“Every time that man opens his mouth, you wonder whether he is the Deputy President of the Mt Kenya region
“At some point, I will bring a motion in Parliament to impeach you,” Wanami said.
The Kenyan Constitution provides for the process to remove the Deputy President in Kenya.
The Constitution gives the National Assembly and the Senate the power to impeach the Deputy President.
The Constitution provides for two ways to remove the President.
First through impeachment and second on grounds of incapacity. Articles 144 and 145 of the Kenyan Constitution provide for both ways.
Kivumbi.co.ke understands that impeaching Gachagua will not be a walk in the park given that he is from the Kenya Kwanza government; a side that has the majority of lawmakers in both houses.