Thursday May 14, 2020 – It seems National Assembly Majority Leader, Aden Duale, has also dumped Deputy President William Ruto following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s purge in Jubilee that is targeting the DP and his allies.
Sensing danger and the looming doom, Duale has changed all his social media profile pictures to one in which he is standing next to the President.
It may seem trivial but his actions echo recent sentiments by the ruling party’s Secretary General Raphael Tuju.
“The President has been very patient but we’ve reached a point where we cannot take any more indiscipline in the party.”
“In fact, one of the things we are considering right now is that some of the MPs who have been acting out of turn, we are going to start a process of recalling them,” he stated during an interview.
Having seen his Senate counterpart, Kipchumba Murkomen, stripped of his Majority Leader role, Duale is leaving nothing to chance.
Several names have been mooted as ripe for the chopping board in Parliament and his open ties to Deputy President William Ruto could be a cause for concern.
In the last seven or so years, Duale has been DP Ruto’s most ardent soldier, with a venomous tongue that has trumped most of the DP’s detractors.
However, he has equally been vocal in his support for President Kenyatta.
“If Uhuru and Ruto told me to jump from the top of the KICC and assured me that I will not break my leg, I will jump.”
“I am so much indebted to these men.”
“I can do anything for Ruto and Uhuru under the sun,” Duale said on September 29, 2014.
He seems to have read the signs of the time as far back as October 2019, when he said that he was consulting with Tuju on how to deal with discontented party members.
“I am in consultation with the party secretary-general.”
“I am a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC), and as a party, we plan to discuss the conduct of those errant members or officials who want to disparage the president and his deputy,” he stated during an interview.
Those on Uhuru’s chopping board include Budget and Appropriations Committee Chairperson, Kimani Ichung’wah, Majority Whip Benjamin Washiali and his deputy, Cecily Mbarire.
The Kenyan DAILY POST