Karua slated for no confidence motion

March 25, 2009 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 25 – Six Members of Parliament said on Wednesday that they are considering a Motion of no confidence against Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Martha Karua claiming that she has failed to perform her duties.

Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny said that Ms Karua’s track record in government has been tainted and she should step aside to allow for investigations.

“The person who advised President Mwai Kibaki to endorse the Kivuitu team is Martha Karua and in the case of the Artur brothers, she has been sitting on the evidence,” Mr Kutuny accused, further pointing out other alleged incidences of her ineffectiveness.

“It is the same in the Anglo-leasing fiasco whereby they stopped because Martha Karua failed to forward the needed evidence.”

At the same time, Kamukunji MP Simon Mbugua termed as hypocritical Ms Karua’s calls for the resignation of Chief Justice Evan Gicheru and Attorney General Amos Wako.
“The person bringing that Motion (against Wako and Gicheru) is one who is being sponsored by Martha Karua. She is used to exploiting people,” the legislator claimed.

“She used someone to bring a censure motion against Amos Wako. We will not agree to that and we want to tell her to expect a vote of no confidence against her, and we will make sure that we pass it!”

Mr Mbugua further said that the Kikuyu- Kalenjin (KK) alliance, which was widely viewed as political outfit, is only an initiative aimed at reconciling the two communities.
Speaking in his constituency, Mr Mbugua stated that the alliance was aimed at burying the effects of the post poll violence, and rubbished a statement by retired President Daniel Moi, saying that the alliance was up to no good.
“This KK is not a tribal unity. It is just a way of joining two tribes which have been fighting since the post election violence,” he explained.

His Cherangany counterpart Joshua Kutuny also threw in his backing and said the move was aimed at forging co-existence between two warring communities.

“We called Simon Mbugua and all the other MPs so that we could talk about the problem of these two different tribes always fighting,” he said.

“This is not politics because I would not like to see other tribes in the country fighting in the Rift Valley.”

The group of MPs from both the Orange democratic Movement and Party of National Unity have also dared President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga to make good their threat to sack their errant ministers.

Laisamis legislator Joseph Lekuton said that this will ensure good service delivery for Kenyans and reduce wrangling among MPs.

“If President Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga say that they are going to fire MPs they should act now because we do not need corrupt legislators,” he said.

“We do not want President Kibaki to say that he has pickpockets in the government. He should take action because he is the one who has the power to do so,” Mr Mbugua added.


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