The Amani National Congress (ANC) party has vowed to impeach Deputy President William Ruto if he does not resign.
In a statement issued deputy party leader Ayub Savula on Tuesday, 12th January, the ANC accused the DP of making derogatory remarks against President Uhuru Kenyatta following his denunciation of tribalism.
The Lugari MP said that the party would lead in preparing a motion of impeachment to protect Kenya against a possible implosion of violence instigated by DP Ruto’s allies.
The Musalia Mudavadi-led party accused the DP of being “in competition with the priorities set by the government he serves in”.
“He is a danger to the stability of the nation by covertly dissenting and sabotaging the President’s government agenda.
“Ruto swore to serve the people of Kenya diligently by assisting the President to prosecute government agenda. But he has deviated, nay, subverted his oath of office loyally to serve the President. Just this Sunday, Ruto had the cheek to call the President a tribalist,” read part of the statement.
Savula said that Ruto could not “run away from acts of tribalism, ethnic engineering, and purity because that’s what feeds and sustains his politics.
“Ruto’s support for President Kenyatta is not because he believes in his leadership qualities. His support is because Uhuru is Kikuyu and can help Ruto with Kikuyu ethnic support. The absence of that support has fuelled Ruto sabotage schemes,” he claimed.
The party also accused Ruto of pretending to have been left out of the BBI’s formation, and yet he was part and parcel of it.
He accused him of lying to Kenyans that he didn’t participate in the formation of BBI. This, he added, was until the President told the nation – to Ruto’s face – that he, indeed, made some appointments to the BBI task force.
“It is unacceptable for Ruto to sabotage the very government that he is a part of from within, undermining public confidence in government, creating public disaffection and inciting rebellion while in the top echelons of government.”
This comes after President Kenyatta criticised the hustler versus dynasty politics ahead of the 2022 General Election.
Speaking during the burial of Mama Hannah Mudavadi, the mother of ANC leader, in Vihiga County, on Saturday, 9th January, the President said that it was time for someone from a different community to take over the country’s leadership, which had been dominated since independency by Kikuyus and Kalenjins.
“Let us respect one another…if that is the rationale (hustlers vs dynasties), then I can also say that there are only two tribes that have occupied the top seat. Perhaps it is time for another community to lead,” said the President.