Leader of Majority in the National Assembly has cried foul over being unfairly kicked out of the Jubilee party. Aden Duale claims that the decision has been influenced by opposition chief Raila Amolo Odinga.
Duale alleges that he did not lose the majority leader out of incompetence or misconduct.
“My brain swag has made them jealous. Woe unto you Mr. Raila Odinga” a devasted Duale quipped.
Aden Duale has been kicked out of Jubilee Party and replaced with Amos Kimunya as National Assembly Majority Leader in fresh party purge.
Aden Keynan is the new Coalition Secretary.
The changes were read out by Jubilee Majority Whip Emmanuel Wangwe, as soon as President Kenyatta walked in. His Deputy William Ruto was also present, but MPs loyal to him were missing.
The meeting lasted about 30 minutes, with no speeches or questions.
Duale’s ouster followed a petition from more than 130 MPs who accused him sabotaging the Jubilee agenda.
On Sunday, Jubilee Party Vice Chairman David Murathe warned members of dire consequences if they fail to attend the meeting.
“Missing the PG meeting should not come to anyone’s mind. Disciplinary actions is crystal clear in Jubilee Party Act to those who are deviating from fundamental requirements of the party,” Murathe said in a message on his Facebook page.
Members who missed a previous PG at State House, mainly nominated Senators, faced disciplinary action.
“In recent days we have witnessed a lot of disloyalty, insubordination, impunity, disobedience and direct insults to our party leader. That must come to an end,” he said.
Murathe fired the warning even as some of the MPs loyal to Deputy President William Ruto, like Nakuru’s Kimani Ngunjiri, said they will stay away.
For others like Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi, he has no time to attend a meeting “where we will be insulted.”
Last week, 16 MPs were de-whipped over divided loyalty.
Last week, Ruto hosted all the de-whipped MPs for lunch at the Jubilee Asili Centre, in what has sparked mixed reactions in the party.
Analysts see the move as a scheme to organise himself ahead of the 2022 presidential election, having lost grip of the current party which gave them power.
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