By Calvin Osiemo
The call by Nandi Hills Member of Parliament Alfred Keter to have Devolution Cabinet Secretary Ann Waiguru impeached seems to take a new turn after President Uhuru Kenyatta warned the MP to stop his bid. In a meeting at the Eldoret State Lodge, President Kenyatta speaking to Elders from Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Elgeyo-Marakwet and Trans Nzoia counties, asked Mr. Keter to stop interfering in government matters that he is not concerned with because his opinion was not sought when Waiguru was being appointed to the docket. President Kenyatta urged Mr. Keter to concentrate on developing his constituency instead of creating unnecessary disturbance in the government.
“Tell him (Mr Keter) to use the Constituency Development Fund to develop his constituency and stop meddling in government affairs, because no one has consulted him on the issue,” the President said.
Sources who asked for anonymity said the President pointed out that actions by the Nandi Hills legislator are directed towards undermining the Jubilee administration.
The outspoken Keter has vocally been seeking the ousting of CS Waiguru following scandals associated with the Devolution ministry the most recent being the inflated procurement prices in the planning ministry.
“The President’s claims that I was not consulted over the appointment of Ms Waiguru as Cabinet Secretary are not only laughable, but ridiculous. He should be reminded that as Parliament, we debated Ms. Waiguru’s appointment and approved her. I don’t expect a person of the President’s stature to discuss my individual character in public. He should concentrate on his executive roles and leave Parliament to play its oversight role. We will not accept to be used as rubber stamps” said Mr. Keter.
Mr. Keter insisted that Waiguru should step aside and if indeed she is innocent, she will resume here roles after being cleared.
“She should do the honorable thing and step aside to give independent bodies a chance to investigate her. If she is indeed innocent, she will get back her cabinet job. Her continued stay in the ministry will jeopardize investigations” he said.