July 13, 2020

Youth Support Impeachment of CS Macharia

Mombasa youth activists Edwin Shamir and Ibrahim Jey during a media briefing on Wednesday. Image PETER KOMBE

By PETER KOMBE

Email: thecoastnewspaper@gmail.com

Mombasa county youths leaders’ activists have added their voice on the impeachment motion of Transport Cabinet secretary (CS) James Macharia.

The impeachment motion was tabled in the national assembly by Nyali legislator Mohammed Ali.

They want politicians in the region to back up the move adding that the CS has grossly violated the constitution by failing to appear before senate and national assembly summons.

Addressing the media in Mombasa on Tuesday, Edwin Shamir Mombasa youth leader activist secretary general warned leaders against the motion saying they risk being axed in the 2022 geneal elections.

Shamir says Kenyans have overall powers in the ballot to hire and fire any representatives who works contrary to the will and interests of Kenyans.

“We want the CS to be impeached. We want our resource back as people from the coast region.  We are also sending an alarm to any elected leader who will not sign the impeachment motion,” he said.

He says it is he (the CS) who started by monopolizing SGR by allowing it to transport cargo from Mombasa to Nairobi all along to Naivasha.

Mombasa Youth Activists suppoting an impeachment motion of Transport CS James Macharia by Nyali MP Mohammed Ali. Image: PETER KOMBE

Shamir says Macharia contradicted the constitution by not allowing free market or competition from other modes of transport.

“We appeal to the CS to allow transporters to compete freely using the mode of their choice and not this dictatorial move by the ministry

Mombasa Youth leader Activist chair Ibrahim Jey said the move has led to massive job losses in the region leading to an upsurge in crime.

He accused the CS against claims of not only killing the region’s economy but the generations to come and violating the constitution by swearing before the senate to withdraw the directive.

“He has violated the constitution of Kenya by taking an oath before the senate to withdraw the directive. Again when he is summoned by the senate he doesn’t appear on the house committee to defend himself,”

Meanwhile, Robbert  Mwakumbaku  from Taita Taveta county accused the CS of crippling business opportunities in the Coast region.

He says the move by the CS has led to joblessness amongst the youths.

“Disabling the youth is disabling the community. All businesses are dead. The youth are the barometers of socio economic and political environment of the nation,” he said. 

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