5 ways to impeach a Kenyan president

​The presidency is a very powerful position in any country and particularly Kenya.It is therefore not an easy job to drag the most powerful man in the land out of office .However the constitution of  Kenya provides for impeachment. ​It is not just an event as they say but a process.Below is a breakdown of the process:

1.A member of the national assembly moves a motion for impeachment of the president .However he or she must be supported by not less than one third of all the members of the national assembly.

Secondly the motion must on the ground :

(I)of  gross violation of a provision of this Constitution or of any other law

(ii)where there are serious reasons for believing that the President has committed a crime under national or international law

(iii)for gross misconduct.

2.If majority of the members of the national assembly support this motion then the speaker shall inform the speaker of the Senate within two days

3.Within seven days after receiving notice of a resolution from the Speaker of the National Assembly the Speaker of the Senate shall convene a meeting of the senate to hear charges against the President and the Senate, by resolution, may appoint a special committee comprising eleven of its members to investigate the matter.

4.A special committee appointed shall investigate the matter and report to the Senate within ten days whether it finds the particulars of the allegations against the President to have been substantiated.

5.The President shall have the right to appear and be represented before the special committee during its investigations.

At this point there are two possible outcomes:

(I) If the special committee reports that the  any allegations against the President have not been substantiated, further proceedings shall not be taken .

(II) If the allegations have been substantiated, the Senate shall, after according the President an opportunity to be heard, vote on the impeachment charges.

If at least two-thirds of all the members of the Senate vote to uphold any impeachment charge, the President shall cease to hold office.


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