MP claims life in danger amidst push to impeach Agriculture CS Linturi

MP claims life in danger amidst push to impeach Agriculture CS Linturi

Bumula Member of Parliament Jack Wamboka

Bumula Member of Parliament Jack Wamboka claims his life is in danger after he filed a notice of motion to impeach Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi over the fertilizer scandal in the country.

The outspoken MP noted that he has received threats to his life, urging the Speaker of the National Assembly, Moses Wetangula to move with speed and approve the motion.

“The CS must be impeached to restore sanity in the ministry and fast-track farmers compensation. The impeachment will cushion farmers from unscrupulous fertilizer business deals,” he said.

MP Wamboka, who is backed by signatures of 110 legislators said the fertilizer scandal is not the first in the Ministry of Agriculture, noting that it has eroded the confidence of farmers and thereby negatively affecting efforts by the government to achieve food security.

“The motion is rooted in grave allegations of gross misconduct, violation of constitutional provisions and serious breach of public trust. The evidence presented before the assembly paints a distressing picture of negligence, mismanagement and potential of criminal activities within the ministry,” he said.

In Parliament, he urged fellow lawmakers to support the motion, saying that it is not politically motivated nor is it grounded on a witch-hunt.

Among MPs who have since signed the motion include: Joyce Kamene (Machakos MP, Wiper), Raphael Wanjala (Budalangi, ODM), Pauline Lenguris (Samburu MP, UDA), Maryanne Kitany (Aldai, UDA), Adams Korir (Keiyo North, UDA), Otiende Amollo (Rarieda, ODM), Samuel Parashina (Kajiado South, ODM), Adagala Beatrice (Vihiga MP, ANC), Stephen Mogaka (West Mugirango, JP), and Clive Gisairo (Kitutu Masaba, ODM).

Others who appended their signatures are; Mohamed Adow (Wajir South, ODM), David Pkosing (Pokost South, KUP), Gathoni Wamuchomba (Githunguri, UDA), James Wamacukuru (Kabete, UDA) and Geoffrey Ruku (Mbeere North, DP).


Agriculture Ministry Mithika Linturi

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