Murathe:Jubilee ‘cleanup’ to head to National Assembly

After taking charge of the Senate leadership, President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to extend the jubilee cleanup to the national assembly.

According to Jubilee party Vice Chairman David Murathe, the party leader is expected to call a parliamentary group meeting where changes on the leadership within the national assembly will be effected.

Speaking in an interview with a local station,Murathe  said that the ouster of Kipchumba Murkomen and Susan Kihika from the Senate leadership was unavoidable.

He said that the President was committed towards securing his legacy and fulfilling his promise to the people of Kenya and that required loyal foot soldiers in both houses of parliament.

Those targeted for axing from house leadership include national assembly majority whip Benjamin Washiali, his deputy Cecily Mbarire and Budget committee chairperson Kimani Ichungwa.

The purge is expected to be extended to other parliamentary committees where close associates of Deputy President William Ruto are expected to be replaced as chairpersons by confidants of President Kenyatta.

The battle for the supremacy of the jubilee party has widened the wedge between President Kenyatta band his Deputy with political pundits predicting an irredeemable fall out between the two.

President Kenyatta has already entered into a post election agreement with the KANU party led by Gideon Moi.

It is the working agreement that saw the ouster of both Senators Murkomen and Kihika from the senate leadership positions.


Ambole Okata
Author: Ambole Okata

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