Thursday May 14, 2020 – As President Uhuru Kenyatta continues his purge against Deputy President William Ruto and his allies, new details has emerged over what transpired hours to the Jubilee Senate Parliamentary Group meeting held at State House that saw the ejection of Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen, as the Senate Majority leader.
According to Uasin Gishu Woman Representative, Gladys Shollei, the invitations to the PG were sent late to ensure Senators allied to Deputy President William Ruto would not attend.
Speaking yesterday, Shollei faulted the party’s Secretary General, Raphael Tuju, accusing him of not following protocol in calling a Parliamentary Group Meeting.
“He sent out the invitations to a meeting on SMS a day before and it wasn’t early in the morning but sometime around the middle of the day.”
“That wasn’t sufficient time to give notice for a meeting,” she stated.
The Woman Representative further stated that the text message sent out by Tuju did not contain details of the agenda of the meeting – which was the removal of Murkomen as the Majority Leader and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika as the Majority Whip.
She insisted that the decision was illegal because a majority of Senators were not present at the meeting.
“We have 20 senators who are supporting Murkomen and Kihika out of 35.”
“Those involved in the decision making were 15, and even then, four of them are questionable,” she conveyed.
Shollei described the move by Tuju of commencing the process to expel five nominated Senators for apparently snubbing the Jubilee Senate Parliamentary Group meeting as a laughable development.
“He couldn’t draft a letter to inform members of the meeting and now he expects members to write a show-cause letter for failing to attend,” she remarked.
The Kenyan DAILY POST