Two MPs and close allied of Deputy President William Ruto have joined CORD leader Raila Odinga in demanding Uhuru sack Devolution CS Ann Waiguru over the Sh800 million financial scandal at the National Youth Service NYS
Bomet Central MP, Mr Ronald Tonui and Nandi Hills counterpart Hon Alfred Keter both of the United Republican Party URP have broken ranks with the Jubilee government and demanded the suspension of Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru.
Hon Tonui claimed that CS Waiguru is tainting the image of Jubilee by refusing to step aside during the investigation. The URP legislatorS said on Friday in Mombasa that the CS should leave office until the matter is dealt with adding that the National Youth Service (NYS) graft claims were tarnishing the name of the Jubilee government.
“Anne Waiguru, the CS for Devolution under whose watch NYS falls is tarnishing the image of the Jubilee government. The shady deals that have come to the fore have nothing to do with the whole of the Jubilee government. Waiguri should step aside and allow for thorough investigations to be conducted by an independent entity,” Hon Tonui said yesterday in Mombasa. .
On his part the outspoken Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter threatened to bring a motion of impeachment on Waiguru when parliament resumes. Last year, a motion to censure the devolution CS was scuttled when the mover, Imenti North MP Mithika Linturi, failed to show up in parliament.
URP has maintained a studious silence, with sources revealing DP Ruto had categorically warned URP MPs from appearing to support any accountability calls on the CS.
It was later reported that Hon. Linturi had been flown to South Africa the night before the motion by government functionaries.
The motion also saw office of the Deputy President come into focus as it led to the suspension of DP Ruto’s chief of staff Ms Maryanne Keittany who was accused of spending over sh 100 million to buy MPs’ support for the motion.
â€œItâ€™s unfair for the President to claim he is upholding the spirit of the constitution and fighting graft yet he favours some who have been implicated in corruption,â€ Keter said.