The Kenya African National Union (KANU) on Tuesday September 8 announced it had resolved to expel Emurua Dikir MP Johanna Ng’eno over his remarks against President Uhuru Kenyatta and his family.
KANU Secretary General Nick Salat revealed the MP caused shame to the party by engaging in conduct that was unbecoming for a member of the independence party.
“His conduct has been unbecoming and in contravention of the leadership and Integrity Act. We are therefore parting ways and we are giving an opportunity to seek a fresh mandate from the people of Emurua Dikir from any other party.
“On behalf of the party, we apologize to the people and the offices he demeaned with his remarks. We are also ready to go back to the people of Emurua Dikir and ask for forgiveness for having sponsored him,” Salat addressed.
The KANU Secretary General added that they expected Ng’eno to resign his seat voluntarily failure to which they will petition National Assembly Justin Muturi to declare his seat vacant.
“He should never call himself a member of Kanu again. He has the option of resigning from Parliament failure to which we will go for our ticket,” he added.
The law requires that once an MP is expelled from a party that sponsored him to Parliament, the communication shall be passed on to the Registrar of Political Parties to update the party register.
After the name has been deleted, the Registrar writes to the relevant speaker who then declares the seat vacant.
The IEBC then has 90 days to organize a by-election.
Police officers in Transmara East arrested Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ngeno over inciting against President Uhuru on Monday September 7.
The vocal legislator was arrested on Monday at his Mogondo home shortly before 4.30pm.
DPP Noordin Haji approved the arrest on Tuesday and ordered for Ng’eno to be charged for uttering statements intended to stir up ethnic animosity.
In the hard-hitting rant, Ng’eno urged the president to rule the country in accordance with the constitution or return to his home town of Gatundu.
Ng’eno also hit out at Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko over his remarks that Ruto was a mere clerk of the President.
“I wonder where Tobiko is from. These are part of the people driving this country in the wrong direction, how Tobiko speaks is similar to [Rift Valley Regional Coordinator, George Natembeya.
“If there is a person who has incited people of Narok South to fight is George Natembeya who is the Right Valley Regional Commissioner,” he stated.