October 23, 2018

MP’s plan to oust Health CS Kariuki from office

Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki could be kicked out after an MP tabled a motion seeking to remove her from office.

The motion filed on Wednesday (21/3/17) by Mandera North MP Bashir Abdullahi , has 170 signatures from the legislators.

According to Abdullahi, CS Kariuki should be ejected from office grounds of gross misconduct and abuse of office.

The MP expects the matter will be prosecuted in the House within seven days.

“We are certain that it will go to the floor of the House for debate. For now, the process has begun and we will see it to the end see how it unfolds. It’s a democracy, the outcome we cannot predict. We will not spare any public officer who will not conform to the expectations and the rules of procedure. Parliament will protect Kenyans because we are supposed to protect Kenyans,” Abdullahi said.

Isiolo County Woman Representative Rehema Jaldesa said CS Kariuki will serve as an example to others who fail to serve Kenyans in a diligent manner.

“The KEMSA issue is very dear to me as a member from Isiolo County because one Dr Waqo Dulacha who comes from my constituency sat for the interview for KEMSA and emerged top of the Manpower shortlist and his name was forwarded to the KEMSA Board where he again emerged top. But then three names were given to the CS for appointment, but without any written explanation the Board was forced to re-do the interviews,” she said.

The CS has been faulted by lawmakers for suspending Kenyatta National Hospital CEO Lily Koros over the brain surgery mix-up incident at the facility.

The Constitution requires at least a third (116) of the 349 Members of the National Assembly to sign an impeachment motion to meet the threshold.

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