Friday June 26, 2020 – Six more legislators allied to Deputy President William Ruto risk being relieved of their duties in the ongoing Jubilee purge.
The six MPs received letters from departmental heads of National Assembly Committees with the intention of being discharged.
In the letters signed by Deputy Majority Whip Maoka Maore and dated June 24th, the six were asked to respond within seven days before being removed from the committees.
Some of the legislators who received the letters are departmental committee chairmen including Julius Melly (Education), Ali Wario (Labour and Social Welfare), William Kipsang (Communication, Information and Innovation), Joseph Limo of Finance and National Planning and Parliamentary Broadcasting and Library’s Joash Nyamoko.
A member of the Communication, Information and Innovation Committee, also received the letter.
Yesterday, the Assembly made changes in the committee on selection.
Some of the appointments that the house approved included Maoka Maore (Igembe North Constituency), Maina Kamanda (nominated), Gathoni Wamuchomba (Kiambu), Joshua Kutuny (Cherangany), Jane Wanjuki (Embu), Shurie Omar (Mbalambala) Wachira Kabinga (Mwea), Eseli Simuyu (Tongaren) and Nominated MP, Godfrey Osotsi.
At the same time, the following MPs were kicked out: Catherine Wambilianga (Bungoma), Tindi Mwale (Butere), Paul Mwirigi (Igembe South), Beatrice Nyaga (Tharaka Nithi), Khatib Mwashetani (Lunga Lunga), Faith Gitau (Nyandarua), John Kiarie (Dagoretti South), William Kipsang (Marakwet West) and Robert Gichimu (Gichugu).
The changes came days after Aden Duale lost his seat as National Assembly Majority Leader to Kipipiri MP, Amos Kimunya.
In May 2020, Jubilee Secretary General, Raphael Tuju, announced that the party will not show any mercy to disloyal members.
The Kenyan DAILY POST