Kandara Member of Parliament Alice Wahome has called for the impeachment of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
This is after the Head of the State threatened the judiciary over the nullification of 2017 Presidential results as well as the recent annulling of the BBI bill process.
“So today’s Madaraka day notwithstanding its importance to our nations life our president takes the podium to lecture the Judiciary on BBI judgement right in the face of the new Chief Justice,
“Impeachable speech by President Uhuru Kenyatta,” MP Wahome said in a Tweet.
Speaking during the 58th Madaraka Day Celebration in Kisumu, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the nullification of 2017 presidential results and the recent High Court decision that quashed the Constitution review are part of the attempt by the Judiciary to stop the will of the people.
“From nullification of a presidential election in 2017 to an attempt to stop the will of the people as expressed through BBI, the Judiciary has tested our constitutional limits, but not broken them,
“Our constitution is not a yoke around our neck but a mighty sword in our hands to break chains that limit us,” the president went on in what has been considered a thinly veiled threat against the judiciary.
This was despite the fact that the newly sworn in Chief Justice Martha Koome was present during event.
This is not the first time Uhuru is at loggerhead with the judiciary.
Kivumbi.co.ke understands that President Uhuru Kenyatta has on several occasions been accused of constantly disobeying court orders.
Uhuru recently oversaw the takeover of the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) from the Ministry of Agriculture to that of Defense.
This happened despite a court order halting the transfer making it the latest in a string of disregarded court orders by the Executive.
Uhuru who appeared to admit that he has disobeyed several court orders said while he is eager to obey the court orders, he is compelled by his position to listen to the people of Kenya’s sovereign and supreme voice.
“We must follow the rule of law and obey the decision of the courts but the sovereign and supreme voice of the people of Kenya must also be followed,” Uhuru said.