Jubilee to kick out Kindiki from Deputy Speaker seat as party clean-up continues


Jubilee to kick out Kindiki from Deputy Speaker seat as party clean-up continues
File image of Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki. PHOTO| COURTESY

The Jubilee Party clean up at the Senate is set to continue this week with Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kangata confirming that the party will be kicking out Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki from the powerful position of deputy speaker.

Kangata says the decision was arrived at after Kindiki skipped the State House parliamentary group meeting called by the President last week.

He says the process begins from Monday with the drafting of a motion to oust the deputy speaker and will be tabled on Tuesday.

Sources have hinted to Citizen TV that Uasin Gishu Senator Margret Kamar could be the Jubilee Party’s choice for the position.

The Jubilee Party now turning into a full-blown house clean up with Nandi Senator Samson Cherargey on the chopping board as the chair of the Senate Legal Affairs committee.

Laikipia Senator John Kinyua who also chairs the Senate Devolution Committee is also targeted for ouster over loyalty questions.

Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga who skipped the State House PG meeting will also be recalled from the powerful Senate Public Accounts Committee where she is a member, should the changes be effected.

Mandera Senator Mohamed Mohamud is also on the list of those targeted. He chairs the crucial Finance Committee of the Senate and the new leadership wants him out.

Citizen TV has learnt that their recall letters are ready for presentation to Speaker Kenneth Lusaka on Monday.

“Tomorrow I will be drafting a motion that will be taken to the senate on Tuesday to recall deputy speaker… This will now be upon the House Business Committee. The move is because he has not given reasons why he did not attend the pg meeting,” said Kangata.

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