Lugari MP Ayub Savula says the motion to impeach Deputy President William Ruto is still on course.
Savula, who spoke on Thursday, indicated that 126 MPs allied to Jubilee have so far appended their signatures on the ouster motion.
He pointed out that he is now seeking an additional 107 signatures from MPs drawn from various opposition parties to meet the statutory threshold of 233 members.
“I have heard our critics saying we cannot manage to impeach Ruto just because my party, ANC, does not have enough members. That is laughable because they do not understand the number of MPs from across the political divide who are supporting this motion,” Savula said.
He expressed confidence that he will raise the required numbers to send Ruto home for what he termed as disrespecting President Kenyatta.
“Kenyans voted for both Uhuru and Ruto expecting them to deliver on the promises they made during campaigns. But while the President is busy working hard to implement what they promised, his deputy is frustrating and openly opposing him. Is this the way a government operates?” he posed.
Savula challenged Ruto to resign at his own will to focus on the campaigns for his 2022 presidential bid.
“Uhuru is busy working on his legacy while his DP is frustrating him and backpedaling any gains that the President is making. He is using threats and behaving like he is in the opposition. The most honorable thing that he can do is to resign from the government and take on the President while in the Opposition,” he added.