Justin Muturi coronation: Speaker dares MPs to impeach him
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi on Sunday dared Members of Parliament opposed to his coronation as Mount Kenya spokesperson to impeach him.
Mr Muturi told the MPs that he was ready for the battle.
“Bring the motion of impeachment against me. I’m not a coward,” he told the press at St Mark Ena Secondary School on Sunday after a service at the Embu Anglican Diocese. He was the chief guest at a function at the venue.
Mr Muturi noted that he has been politically active for many years so he cannot be shaken by threats.
“I have been in the political game for long. Some of those threatening me have been in Parliament for only three years. Those against me can’t even meet the threshold to kick me out,” he said.
The Speaker said he will be in Parliament on Tuesday, doing his work, so those who want to pass a vote of no confidence in him could do so without delay.
He vowed to continue uniting Mount Kenya leaders, in line with his new role as spokesman of the Gikuyu, Embu and Meru Association (Gema) despite opposition by his critics.
“Leaders from Mount Kenya have been divided. I must bring them together so that we speak in one voice and lobby for our share of the national cake,” he said.
The Speaker said these leaders should get serious if they want to be in the next government and for their people to benefit in terms of resources.