Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu has come out to defend Deputy President William Ruto against a pending impeachment motion.
Speaking on Wednesday morning when he appeared at a local vernacular radio station, Kameme FM, Ngunjiri rubbished Orengo sponsored motion saying it was just a waste of time and politically driven.
The Kieleweke legislator, who has been so vocal against the DP, stated that impeachment motion against the DP should not form part of the different matters which Kenyans should be currently discussing.
“An impeachment against the DP is a political process. It’s unfortunate that we are even thinking about it. We should not be here,” stated Wambugu.
Instead, the MP advised the DP to take a step back and analyse the conflict that is coming from him trying to be Deputy President and 2022 Presidential Candidate at the same time.
Ngunjiri observed that 2022 politics is what is currently leading to calls for Ruto’s impeachment. “Let him of his own initiative, decide which role he will give up – because he clearly cannot carry out both in the circumstances,” he added.
On his political difference with Ruto, Wambugu indicated there was nothing personal between the two.
Instead, Wambugu blamed Ruto saying the misunderstanding arises from Ruto’s inability to distinguish his roles as the DP and his 2022 presidential ambitions.
He added that too many political campaigns had resulted in Ruto refusing to follow President Uhuru Kenyatta’s instructions.
“They come from his inability to distinguish his roles as Deputy President, and his ambitions as a 2022 Presidential Candidate. This conflict has seen him refuse to follow his Boss’s (Uhuru Kenyatta) instructions to NOT engage in premature campaigns. I have a problem with this,” he stated.
At the same time, the MP, who seemed to have softened his hard stand on Ruto, stated that the BBI was, in fact, a good thing which will act to benefit DP’s 2022 presidential ambitions.
“Nothing stops Deputy President William Ruto from being part of BBI. It is just very unfortunate that he has chosen to see it as a barrier to his 2022 presidential bid, rather than as an opportunity to unite Kenyans, which would also benefit his own personal ambitions when we get to 2022” remarked Wambugu.