“Members of Parliament affiliated to the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party are now threatening to impeach National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula” (Meru FM, 08.06.2023).
The Azimio la Umoja Members of Parliament can make a motion and ask for a plenary session to impeach Speaker Moses Wetan’gula. They are all within their rights and can have grievances against the man. It wouldn’t be the first or the last Speaker of the National Assembly that gets an Impeachment Motion against it.
Well, just as Azimio is within their rights to do so… doesn’t mean it will bear any fruits or do what it says on the tin. The Azimio is in minority, and they would need Kenya Kwanza MPs to vote against their own. Azimio is a minority and meaning under half of the National Assembly. This means Azimio must get votes from the government and allies of Wetan’gula to succeed.
That’s why I know this is a foolish enterprise. This isn’t an intimidating task or a feature of the opposition. No, this seems forced and out of ideas. Just like their constant demands and lack of fruitful negotiations or trying to have bipartisan talks. No, that is only done to create headlines and look legit to the supporters. At this point, the Azimio isn’t a viable opposition, but a crowd that searches for relevancy.
As Speaker Wetan’gula could be brilliant or a reckless character. His maybe in the wrong on suspending members of parliament. He could be wrong in other aspects too and that should be called out. The Speaker should hear and listen across the aisle. Wetan’gula should open the floor and the plenary session for dissenting voices. However, to impeach him now over suspensions seems far-fetched.
The Azimio MPs could question themselves and the reasons for doing so. The Speaker should have valid reasons or concerns, which is the reason for the suspension of the 9 Members of Parliament. That shouldn’t happen by accident or default. No, it should happen within a framework and ideals that got to be implemented by Speaker.
If Azimio wants to achieve anything or do their jobs, they better come correct. They are making a lot of noise, but not coming with solutions or great ideas. The Azimio MPs should collectively try to come with better legislation and give the government a reason to vote for their policies. Instead, they are just going after persons and their livelihoods. That’s not progressive or futuristic. No, it is not smart or brilliant either.
Azimio could do much better. They should ask for reasons and get a legitimate statement on why their MPs got suspended. That’s what Azimio should do, and it should decide how it wants to operate. Because it is erratic and out of bound sometimes. They are just winging it and hoping it will catch someone off guard.
The latest action and threat are pointless… I don’t see how the Azimio will get two-thirds of the Parliament on this. The MPs won’t do that, and they got nothing to earn from it. They will go against the grain and the inner dealings of the President. That’s why Wetan’gula is in that office to begin with.
To issue an impeachment process on Wetan’gula at this current time is a waste of time. It is beyond pointless… because there is no possible way to get it to succeed. It will only be for publicity and to seek political points within own supporter base. However, to dwell on matters of importance or create a better tomorrow. Well, it is not… Peace.