, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 16 – Homa Bay MP Peter Kaluma wants National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale to apologise to mothers in the country after making derogatory comments at a rally in Narok.
Kaluma says if that does not happen he will sponsor a motion of no confidence against Duale, and insists if the motion is flowed he will move to the High Court on the basis of Chapter Six of the Constitution which touches on leadership and integrity.
“I think this is not something that we can take lightly; in as much as we might disagree on whether or not we need a referendum we should not reach a situation where we are insulting our parents. We should speak the things that unite us and bestows respect in the nation we hold,” he warned.
Article 75 of Chapter Six says that a State officer shall behave whether in public and official life in private life or in association with there persons in a manner that avoids any conflict between personal interests or demeaning the position the officer holds.
It also states that penalty for any person who contravenes the provisions shall be subject to disciplinary procedure for the relevant office which may include dismissal or removal from office.
Duale on Monday clashed with the Council of Governors Chairman Isaac Ruto during a public meeting in Narok when he told Ruto that the funds he asking for through a referendum “do not belong to his mother or father.”
This prompted an agitated Governor Ruto to rise from the dais and want to walk away. It took the intervention of Narok County Governor Samuel Tunai, County Commissioner Farah Kassim Farah, and officers from the Deputy President’s security detail to persuade an agitated Ruto to resume his seat.
Duale had earlier accused Ruto of failing to account for Sh184 million allocated to his county and said he must heed summons to appear before the Senate Public Accounts Committee.