NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 16 – Allies of Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North MP William Ruto have now backed out of plans to censure Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Mutula Kilonzo in Parliament.
Speaking after a meeting attended by more than 90 MPs on Thursday, Turkana Central MP Ekwe Ethuro said although they had dropped the censure motion against the minister, individual parliamentarians were at liberty to do so.
“I want to borrow the words of the eminent lawyer Ahmednasir (Abdullahi) who is a member of the Judicial Service Commission – who is Mutula? Do you know his track record? So he is not an issue to us, we did not discuss him, we have better things to do than discuss Mutula,” Ethuro said.
A number of MPs allied to Kenyatta and Ruto who have both been indicted by the International Criminal Court have expressed discontent over public utterances by the Justice Minister demanding the DPM to relinquish his seat.
Kilonzo has also openly told the two to shelve their presidential ambitions until their case before the ICC is determined.
The MPs allied to different political parties on Thursday met at a Nairobi hotel where according to Mandera Central MP Abdikadir Mohammed they discussed how to expedite the Bills that were currently before Parliament.
“We have one week to the completion of the deadline (according to the Constitution), we want to extend that time – we need two thirds majority to do that – we were discussing that and many other important issues for the national assembly. I am happy to note that we have this team on board as far as that is concerned,” he said.