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"If he continues like this we will impeach him," MP David Pkosing.

Pokot South Member of Parliament David Pkosing has warned Trade and Investment CS Moses Kuria over the government's planned move to import 10 million bags of maize.

In a press briefing on Tuesday, November 22, Pkosing said that Kuria was not acting by the law in allowing the maize importation as there needed to be public participation.

The lawmaker further said that a gazette notice ordering the importation needed to be tabled in Parliament for debate before any move.

"There are no roadside declarations in this country, it must be public participation, there must be a gazette notice which will be tabled in Parliament and if Parliament questions it, it is done," Pkosing said.

He warned Kuria that he may be the first CS to vacate office, claiming that he will start collecting signatures for the CS's impeachment from Wednesday.

David Pkosing. PHOTO | COURTESY

"We want to tell Moses Kuria that he will be the first Cabinet Secretary to leave office and he might leave before the end of this month or before Christmas. If he continues like this we will impeach him. We will collect signatures from tomorrow," Pkosing said.

His remarks came after a section of Kenya Kwanza lawmakers called for the summoning of Kuria over the maize importation.

Led by Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei, the lawmakers on Tuesday opposed the government plan to import maize into the country.

"The committees of Agriculture, Trade and Industry in Parliament should immediately summon the CS of Trade Hon. Moses Kuria and CS Agriculture Hon. Mithika Linturi on the matter," the MPs stated in a statement read by Cherargei.