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Tuesday June 23, 2020 – Former Majority Leader, Aden Duale, has given his final speech today as he exited his office as Majority Leader.
In the handover session, Duale detailed his experience as the Majority Leader where he sought to make amends with his colleagues from within and without Parliament, especially former Bomet Governor, Isaac Ruto, who he insulted badly.
“Allow me to unconditionally ask for forgiveness and apologies to anyone, in this House and outside, who I may have offended in the course of executing my duties – I was simply doing my job!” he stated.
He observed that while pushing the agenda of the majority party, he had made new friends, enemies, and opponents, particularly within the Party, depending on where their interests are.
“Interestingly, interests also keep evolving, and hence one’s opponents today might be his or her friends tomorrow and vice-versa.”
“The most important thing is while attempting to work with everyone, keep your eye on the ball and deliver the price,” he stated.
He further congratulated Kipiriri MP, Amos Kimunya, assuring him that his door was always open if he needed to consult on anything during the transition period.
“I, indeed, look forward to being of assistance to him as he settles into his new position.”
“It is not my wish to let him grapple in darkness.”
“Before I retreat to the backbench allow me to handover this file to the incoming Leader of Majority Party as his starter pack.
The Garissa Town MP observed that his removal was not driven by his inefficiency in the post but politics and as such he did not harbour ill feelings or grudge against any member.
“I wish to thank the President of the Republic of Kenya and my party leader Uhuru Kenyatta, the Deputy President William Ruto, and the entire Jubilee Party for having given me the opportunity to serve the people of Kenya as a Leader of Majority Party for the past seven years now,” he stated.
The Kenyan DAILY POST