ODM legislators threaten to impeach CS Rotich over new fuel levy


ODM legislators threaten to impeach CS Rotich over new fuel levy
Mathare MP Anthony Oluoch and fellow ODM legislators address the press on the new fuel levy. The MPs threatened to impeach Treasury CS Henry Rotich.

In Summary

  • Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, the Members of Parliament, led by Anthony Oluoch (Mathare), threatened to impeach the CS if the new fuel levy is not rescinded.
  • The ultimatum comes after the Motorists’ Association of Kenya also called on its members to boycott the increased fuel prices by participating in a strike.

A section of legislators from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party has given Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich 72 hours to scrap the new fuel levy.

Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, the Members of Parliament, led by Anthony Oluoch (Mathare), threatened to impeach the CS if the new fuel levy is not rescinded.

The MPs have accused the government of being insensitive to the plight of Kenyans “who are already burdened by the high cost of living.”

They further added that they would call Kenyans to mass action if the levy is not capped.

“We are invoking our sovereignty now under Article 1 of the constitution and saying that if you do not withdraw this directive, we will mobilise the people of Kenya in their numbers to come to the streets  to demonstrate and we will institute proceedings for your removal,” stated MP Oluoch.

The ultimatum comes after the Motorists’ Association of Kenya also called on its members to boycott the increased fuel prices by participating in a strike.

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