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Michael Sialai, Assembly clerk, Viral DP Ruto’s Impeachment motion fake

The national assembly clerk Michael Sialai made a statement earlier today and disowned a viral document said to be an impeachment motion against Deputy President William Ruto set to be tabled in the House on June 2, 2020, when the legislators are back from recess.

According to the clerk, his office is charged with publishing the Order Paper detailing business to be transacted in the House after approval of the House Business Committee. This he said is yet to happen.“The Committee is yet to meet to consider and approve the business to be transacted by the House when it resumes during the week commencing on June 2, 2020,” he said.“Once that is done, the Order Paper will be published on the parliamentary website and circulated to all Members in the usual manner including notification through the official Bulk SMS platform.”

The Clerk was categorical in the Monday statement that no notice of special motion had been tabled before him as alleged in the circulated document. He also clarified that no Members of Parliament had forwarded their signatures endorsing the purported ouster motion against the DP.

The purported motion attaches gross misconduct and violation of the Constitution of Kenya and other laws as the reasons behind the ouster. Other purported reasons are that the DP has violated the law by abdicating his duties especially by failing to attend the National Security Council meeting as required by the National Security Council Act. But while responding to the issue, Kieni legislator Kanini Kega refuted the claims that he was sponsoring a motion for DP Ruto’s ouster.

Kega instead accused DP Ruto allies of peddling such rumors to whip emotions in the DP’s favor.“I want to say that we have no motion to impeach the deputy president, we have no intention to do that because that is not part of our agenda,” he said.

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