Friday May 29, 2020 – Days after Jubilee Party kicked out several errant members from Parliamentary committees, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s NASA has followed suit and ejected all allies of Deputy President William Ruto from the House leadership.
Raila’s axe fell on 9 perceived rebels who are now jobless thanks to their close relationship with Ruto.
NASA ejected Malindi MP, Aisha Jumwa, from the Parliamentary Service Commission, replacing her with Likoni MP, Mishi Mboko, from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).
Kiminini MP, Chris Wamalwa, of Ford Kenya was ousted as the Deputy Minority Whip and was replaced by Tongaren MP, Eseli Simiyu, from the same party.
A statement signed by Suna East MP, Junet Mohamed, confirmed the changes and announced seven other MPs had been de-whipped.
South Mugirango MP, Silvanus Osoro, was relieved of his roles in the Agriculture and Livestock Committee and the Committee of Implementation.
Bungoma Woman Representative, Catherine Wambilianga, lost her positions in the Labour and Social Welfare, Education and Research and Committee on Selection.
Butere MP, Tindi Mwale, was ejected from the Energy Committee, Delegated Legislation Committee and the Committee on Selection.
Turkana Central MP, Nakara Lodepe, was also removed from the Defence and Foreign Relations Committee while Ugenya MP, David Ochieng, lost his place in the Health Committee.
West Mugirango MP, Vincent Kemosi Mogaka, was ousted from the Transport, Public Works and Housing Committee and the Parliament Powers and Privileges Committee.
Kaloleni MP, Paul Kahindi, lost his place in the Public Investments Committee while Jomvu MP, Bady Twalib, was also kicked out of the Budget and Appropriations Committee.
In a statement explaining the changes, Junet Mohamed stated that coalition discipline is non-negotiable adding that there was need to end the culture of leaders benefiting from the strength and support of the coalition and later on go to sabotage the outfit.
The Kenyan DAILY POST