Sylvanus Osoro attacks fellow Ruto ally over his push for Matiang’i’s impeachment
South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro has on Friday October 8, 2021 lambasted Nyali MP Mohammed Ali over his push for the impeachment of Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Fred Matiang'i.
The legislator popular known as Moha Jicho Pevu announced on Thursday October 7 that his push for Matiang'i's ouster is now all systems go, having collected the requisite number of signatures in support of the motion as per the House regulations.
Osoro however opines that the former investigative journalist has based his impeachment motion on frivolous grounds, not worth sending a cabinet secretary of Matiang'i's rank home.
"I have gone through the impeachment grounds fronted by Hon. Mohammed this morning and I must say I am dissapointed. Why would one want to impeach the CS over his dispute with his governor over some wall??" he posed.
He further stated that the motion is not worth being given airtime in the National Assembly since it bears hallmarks of witch-hunt rather than genuine concern.
The first term lawmaker said that Matiang'i works under instructions and is instead worth commending for his unwavering loyalty to his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta.
"On all other operations by the CS, he works under instructions and any sane grown-up should actually commend his loyalty to his boss, the President. Same way I don't like any person undermining me over my loyalty to Dr.William Ruto," he said.
Osoro adds that he would only be part of an impeachment process for CS Matiang'i, whom he revealed is his constituent, if only he is accused of serious violations.
The lawmaker also sought to distance himself from the list of signatures gathered by Mohammed Ali, saying he did not sign the said list in support of the motion.
"The president saw it fit to have him in that post and unless I see serious violation of the constitution on his part ,I will not support the imaginary impeachment by some of my colleagues. Those pulling my name on signature no.88, wacheni ujinga. My name does not bear a 'K' anywhere and my constituency is not Kapseret," he said.
He further stated that he has shared the issue with Deputy President William Ruto, whom he claims has rubbished the motion by the former investigative journalist.
"I have shared with DP Ruto this morning over the same and found out that he is unaware of such a motion and has committed to call upon MPs to focus on matters that touch on common mwananchi. In his words 'it is not time for impeachments, it is time to focus on serious legislative matters like NHIF and fuel prices," he posted.