Kenya Senate will this afternoon hold a special sitting to consider the removal of Senate Deputy Speaker Prof. Kithure Kindiki.
The Senate will assemble at 2:30 PM and the motion to discuss the removal of Kindiki will be the only order of the day. Normally, the house does not meet on Fridays.
“The Senate will hold a Special Sitting this afternoon as from 2.30 PM to consider a motion for the removal of the Deputy Speaker, Sen. Prof. Kithure Kindiki. This will be the only business transacted during the Sitting,” read a statement provided by the Senate.
The removal of Prof Kindiki comes hot in the heals of the removal of Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen and Senate Majority whip Susan Kihika. The move is seen by most Kenyans as an act of the ruling party dictatorship and uncalled for.
In the last few days, many Kenyans have questioned the independence of the Senate which has all along been seen as a house of sobriety.
The current ongoings at the Senate orchestrated by the Jubilee Party has greatly eroded the respect many have always held for the “upper house.”
The ongoing change of guard at the Senate seems to be targeted at house leaders who have said no to manipulation by the executive. Those that have so far been targeted are independent thinking and close allies to the Deputy President.
Below are some views of Kenyans reacting to the proposed special sitting to remove Senator Kindiki as the Senate Deputy Speaker.