Saturday May 23, 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta reportedly met 51 Senators allied to him and Orange Democratic Movement leader, Raila Odinga, at State House yesterday before proceeding to oust Tharaka-Nithi Senator, Kithure Kindiki, as Senate Deputy Speaker.
According to reports, Uhuru promised to revive the Senators’ oversight kitty which was slashed in June 2019.
The National Assembly quashed Ksh 500 million which was meant for the Senate County oversight kitty, dealing a blow to Senators’ quest to monitor the expenditures of regional Governments.
At State House, Kenyatta urged the Senators to oust Kindiki because that would pave way for his constitutional agenda.
He urged them to prepare for two crucial tasks going forward.
The Head of State did not disclose what the assignments were but hinted that one was political and the other aligned to his legacy.
“The message was short and clear.”
“They told us the coming days are crucial in constitutional reforms and we must clean the house by removing all those who don’t conform to their agenda,” one Senator seeking anonymity disclosed.
The Kenyan DAILY POST