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Sunday May 24, 2020 – Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, Peter Munya, has said that he tried on several occasions to plead with President Uhuru Kenyatta to save Senate Deputy Speaker, Kithure Kindiki, from impeachment but was unsuccessful.
On Friday, Kithure, who is also the Tharaka Nithi Senator, was impeached as Deputy Speaker over what Jubilee Party termed as gross misconduct and insubordination.
Speaking during a meeting with leaders of coffee societies in Meru on Saturday, Munya said that Kindiki was impeached for opposing the takeover of Nairobi County leadership by the national Government, hence directly fighting President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“I had tried to plead for some of those who have been removed from positions but when I was confronted with the charges, I could not defend them.”
“The President was keen on restoring Nairobi, being the country’s capital and the Governor had handed over the functions,”
“Why do you go ahead to oppose the move in Parliament yet you are in the President’s party?”
“If you disobey your political party, you cannot argue that the Constitution has been ignored when you are punished,” Munya said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST