Mathira Member of Parliament Eric Wamumbi has denied any links to the motion of impeachment allegedly filed against Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.

The Mathira MP, who has been at odds with the DP, said the letter circulating call for the DP's impeachment was fake.

“Attention. Kindly note that the letter doing rounds on social media is fake. I ask all leaders to focus on their work and avoid sideshows. Asante,” said Wamumbi.


"The letter is fake, it is not even signed," Wamumbi told Citizen Digital.

On Wednesday, the hashtag "Gachagua Toothbrush," trended on X, with people calling for the Deputy President's impeachment for violating constitutional requirements.

During an interview at Inooro TV, MP Eric Wamumbi clarified that his rift with the DP was unrelated to his campaign against illicit liquor.

Wamumbi explained that the dispute arose when Gachagua suggested they abandon the current leadership and regroup for the 2027 general election. Despite having a good relationship with the Deputy President, Wamumbi's advice was dismissed during a meeting at Gachagua's home on May 25, 2024, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PHOTO | COURTESY Mathira MP Eric Wamumbi denies filing impeachment motion against Gachagua

"I was the only person he met that day. We talked for hours, and I tried to tell him that his advisers were misleading him, just as they had misled another president," Wamumbi said. He accused Gachagua of betraying his agreement with Ruto before the 2022 elections.

Wamumbi revealed that Gachagua had introduced him to Ruto before the 2022 elections and had a gentleman's agreement with Ruto on how positions would be shared. "Gachagua told me he was not going to have a written agreement with President Ruto because he trusted him," the MP stated. "He told us that after we won the election, he would then go to the President with a list of seats that would benefit the Central Kenya people."