Sunday June 7, 2020 – Deputy President William Ruto and his allies have decided to go after President Uhuru Kenyatta’s jugular indirectly by targeting his Cabinet.

This is after Nyali MP, Mohammed Ali, alias Moha Jicho Pevu, initiated a plot to kick start the impeachment of Transport CS, James Macharia, over the Government’s decision to transfer all transit cargo from the port of Mombasa to the inland container depot in Naivasha via SGR.

The legislator is allegedly collecting signatures in a move to petition Parliament to seek the removal of the Transport CS.

A group of workers unions, businesses, and civil society organisations in Mombasa County have protested CS Macharia’s announcement that all transit cargo be railed to the Inland Container Depot (ICD) in Naivasha before being collected by trucks to the partner states via Busia or Malaba to reduce human movement.

Led by Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) chairman, Khelef Khalifa, they argued that the move will take jobs from Mombasa County to Naivasha.

“The directive is giving the SGR an unfair advantage.”

“What we are asking is for transporters to be given an option if they want to transport their goods via road, let them be allowed.”

“The SGR project was driven by political reasons, not economical reasons, everything is shrouded in secrecy and has cost so much money,” Khalifa stated.

The Nyali MP has not outlined reasons why he is seeking the removal of the CS but the next step would be to submit to the Clerk of the National Assembly a copy of the proposed motion for the removal of the Cabinet Secretary together with a list of the Members of the National Assembly who support the motion, in the form prescribed in the Schedule.

A number of CSs have faced the threat of impeachment though none has been removed via the process.

The Kenyan DAILY POST


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