Tired residents file petition to have MP Kuria recalled

We want him out

Tired residents file petition to have MP Kuria recalled

A petition has been filed to have Molo Member of Parliament Francis Kuria Kimani recalled.

The residents who filed the petition argued that the MP should be recalled for appearing at a public anti-alcoholic meeting in his constituency drunk.

Robert Njenga, Vincent Tanui, David Kibe, Samuel Mwangi and Masese Kemunche filed a petition with the IEBC protesting against the action of Kimani.

The IEBC through its chairman issues a notice to the Speaker of the National Assembly indicating that the MP for Molo Constituency has been recalled," they said.

Genesis of plight

In the suit, the five petitioners argued that the MP should know that he is a state officer and ought to carry himself in a manner that is consistent with the law.

According to the petitioners, the MP should not have stormed into the meeting and demanded to be handed a microphone to address the crowd with his speech incoherent.

They have asked the IEBC to have MP Kimani recalled before the end of his tenure in office and that he be declared disqualified from participating in subsequent by-elections.

Drunk and disorderly

In July, the MP made headlines after he was accused of arriving at a public baraza drunk and jumping over a fence.

According to the petitioners, his speech was incoherent due to the heavy influence of alcohol and that he was even asked to sit down by members of the public while he vehemently refused to do so.

Residents accused him of handing out a bundle of notes to some youths to buy themselves alcohol while he was being led to his car.

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