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Tuesday June 9, 2020 – National Assembly Majority Leader, Aden Duale’s ‘nine lives’ appear to have come in play as a Jubilee Parliamentary meeting that was to take place today to discuss his ouster from the post was called off at the last minute.
Speaking outside Parliamentary Buildings yesterday, Majority Whip Emmanuel Wangwe announced that upon consultations with the party leadership, the matter was shelved to pursue more urgent business.
“We take orders from the party leadership.”
“The matter shall be handled at a later stage.”
“Therefore, I take this earliest moment to say that the meeting has been rescheduled from today to date to be slated very soon, as it will be directed by the leadership of the party,” he stated.
Credible sources revealed that President Uhuru Kenyatta intervened and called for the cancellation of the meeting as he asked for the list of MPs who had signed the petition.
The Head of State instead directed the MPs to focus on other Parliamentary business including the upcoming budget process.
The final decision now lies in the hands of the President and he will give his decision on the fate of the Majority Leader.
At the same time, Jubilee MPs didn’t receive an invite for the Parliamentary meeting as it is customary to the party’s rules to inform the MPs of an upcoming meeting.
The impeachment process against Duale was initiated by Kieni MP,Kanini Kega, who claimed that 126 lawmakers had already appended their signatures to the petition for Duale’s ouster.
The Kenyan DAILY POST