The 5 conditions Jubilee must meet before impeaching Raila as President
Impeaching a Head of State is no walk in the park
Apart from vigorous campaigns across the country, the ruling party is also strategizing on its next move in case NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga beats its candidate Uhuru Kenyatta.
President Kenyatta and some of his leaders have publicly announced that Jubilee will impeach Mr Odinga if he is elected the 5th President of Kenya.
Speaking on Monday at State House Kenyatta noted that Jubilee had the required number in the National Assembly to remove the former Prime Minister from the helm of power.
“We have the numbers. Even if he is elected, we will impeach him two or three months after,” Kenyatta stated.
Nonetheless, impeaching a Head of State is no walk in the park and checked some of the conditions Jubilee must meet before removing Odinga as President.
Here is the whole process:
After an impeachment motion has been presented before the National Assembly two-thirds of the members must support it.
The impeachment motion must be based on one of the three grounds which include: a gross violation of a provision of this Constitution or of any other law, where there are serious reasons for believing that the President has committed a crime under national or international law or for gross misconduct.
After proving this and getting an approval of two-thirds of the lawmakers, the National Assembly Speaker will inform the Speaker of the Senate of that resolution within two days.
According to the Constitution, the Senate Speaker will convene a meeting with the senators to hear the charges then may form a committee to investigate the matter further.
Mr. Odinga will be given a chance to appear and be represented before the special committee during its investigations.
Lastly, the NASA leader will be impeached only if at least two-thirds of all the members of the Senate vote to uphold any impeachment charge.
The remarks to impeach Odinga if he is elected has elicited an array of reaction among Kenyans.
Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula termed Kenyatta’s remarks as reckless.
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