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Monday May 11, 2020 – Narok Senator, Ledama Ole Kina, has given his two cents on an alleged plot to remove Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen as Majority Leader in the Senate.
This is after reports emerged that President Uhuru Kenyatta is considering sacking Murkomen and replacing him with KANU’s Samuel Poghisio as the new Majority Leader at a Parliamentary Group meeting for Senators to be held at State House.
Speaking yesterday, embattled ole Kina, who is engaged in his own battles in the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) after he was de-whipped following his election to chair the Senate watchdog committee, warned Uhuru against the alleged plan, noting that such a plot will fail.
Kina maintained that the situation in ODM and Jubilee was part of a bigger battle for democracy in the country.
“I think we’re trying things that we cannot achieve.”
“I’m yet to see how the President is going to succeed in changing the house leadership.”
“When we changed leadership on the minority side, we had to collect signatures, we had to get the majority, and it had to go to the House Business and later to the floor of the house as a motion.”
“I’m waiting to see that.”
“I’m actually surprised because it is more like a tendency of the oligarchies when they want to have a grip on the country.”
“I think democracy is on trial, and if I were the President I wouldn’t.”
“In fact, I would advice the President to apply the 80-20 rule.”
“Take the 20% of people not agreeing with you and ask yourself why? At times you have to view the world in the eyes of your critics so that you know where to go,” he stated.
He also questioned whether Uhuru will be able to marshal the numbers in Parliament noting that KANU had less than five Senators.
“What the President is attempting to do, because some of us hear that Gideon Moi will become the Majority Leader and Johnson Sakaja the whip.”
“I’m yet to see that, I would advise the President not to attempt.” Kina stated.
The Kenyan DAILY POST