Monday May 11, 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta signed a coalition pact on Wednesday with KANU on behalf of the Jubilee Party, an agreement that will see KANU chairman, Gideon Moi’s lieutenant become the Senate Majority Leader.
The occupant of the powerful seat is Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen and Uhuru is said to be unhappy with his conduct.
According to former State House blogger, Dennis Itumbi, the coalition agreement was signed in the presence of President Kenyatta’s brother, Muhoho Kenyatta, and Nancy Gitau.
This information came hours before a planned Parliamentary Group (PG) meeting for Senators that was been called by President Kenyatta, on Monday at State House.
The PG was set to endorse Moi’s man as the Majority Leader, replacing Murkomen.
Also being removed is Nakuru Senator, Susan Kihika, who is currently the Majority Chief Whip in the senate.
Kihika will be replaced by Muranga Senator, Irungu Kangata.
A senior Jubilee official aware of the scheduled meeting also said that Murkomen and Kihika will be on the cross hairs of the party.
“The meeting is on. Murkomen and Kihika are the target. It was long overdue. They will serve as an example to the rest. If they make good their threat to stop their monthly subscription, we will de-whip them. If they go against the party, we will withdraw membership and send them back to the electorate to seek fresh mandate,” the source said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST