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Monday May 11, 2020 – Deputy President William Ruto’s allies in the Senate have rubbished President Uhuru Kenyatta’s summon to attend a Parliamentary Group Meeting at State House.
Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju issued a statement that was circulated to the Senators through the National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale inviting the Senators for the Monday, May 11th, meeting.
According to the message that was delivered to Senators through a text message, they were expected to be in State House as early as 8.30am.
However, the Tanga Tanga Senators, who are allied to Deputy President William Ruto, have distanced themselves from the meeting with some indicating that they won’t attend over what they claim to be personalization of party matters by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Jubilee is a national party and is funded by the taxpayers, we owe it to the taxpayers in running affairs of the party, we cannot personalize party issues,” said Caleb Kositany.
The invitation to the meeting came amid reports that KANU had signed a post-election coalition agreement to work with Jubilee Party ahead of the 2022 elections.
It was reported that the meeting was meant to initiate key changes in the Senate leadership with Senator Samuel Poghisio (KANU) taking over Kipchumba Murkomen’s post in the Senate as the Majority Leader.
Majority Whip Susan Kihika’s will also be replaced by Muranga’s Irungu Kang’ata and Senator Fatuma Dulo maintaining her post as the Deputy Majority Whip.
The Kenyan DAILY POST