‘My loyalty lies with Uhuru,’ Senator Naomi Waqo pledges after expulsion threat


'My loyalty lies with Uhuru,' Senator Naomi Waqo pledges after expulsion threat
Nominated Senator Naomi Waqo. PHOTO| COURTESY

Nominated Senator Naomi Waqo who was among Senators threatened with disciplinary action after missing a Jubilee parliamentary group meeting convened at State House on Monday now says she is fully in support of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

In a statement issued on Friday, Waqo says her loyalty is with her party leader and she stands by all his decisions.

The nominated senator from Marsabit County further added that she missed the PG meeting convened by President Kenyatta due to unavoidable circumstances that she has since communicated to the party.

“In light of the recent political ongoings, I would like to state that my loyalty lies with our Head of State and Party Leader, His Excellency President Uhuru M. Kenyatta. I stand by and I am guided by his decisions in all matters affecting our Party and our Great Nation,” said Waqo.

“I was unable to travel to Nairobi to attend the Party PG because of unavoidable circumstances that Jubilee party is aware of.”

Waqo now says she is in full support of the new changes in the Senate that saw West Pokot Senator Samuel Poghisio replace Kipchumba Murkomen as majority leader.

“I stand by the resolutions adopted during the meeting. I congratulate and support our new leaders in Senate; Sen. Samuel Pogishio, Sen. Fatuma Dullo, Sen. Irungu Kangata and Sen. Farhiya Haji,” she said

Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju confirmed on Wednesday that the party was set to expel from the party five nominated Senators who snubbed the State House meeting.

They include Iman Falhada Dekow, Waqo Naomi Jillo, Prengei Victor, Mary Yiane and Millicent Omanga.

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