Fate of Duale hangs in balance, as Uhuru prepares for the Second Purge

Garissa Township MP and National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale/ COURTESY

All eyes are on Jubilee’s Majority Leader, ahead of a Jubilee Parliamentary group meeting set to be held on Monday 21 June 2020 – By Gerald Gekara.

Duale, who narrowly escaped the first removal of rebel Jubilee Parliamentary delegates has continued to face opposition from a section of the elected members of the ruling party.

126 out of 179 Jubilee MPs had signed a petition to have Duale removed from the Majority seat, citing disloyalty to the Jubilee agenda in parliament.

This has been attributed to Duale’s affiliation to 2022 politics and rallying behind Deputy President William Ruto, despite the president’s call to end premature campaigns.

However, the Garissa legislator has been at the forefront in supporting Jubilee’s agenda in parliament, a key motivation for Uhuru’s decision to save him from the first Jubilee purge.

Leaders from the North Eastern region, while appearing in a press conference urged the president to have the motion withdrawn, citing their ‘unwavering loyalty’ to the Big Four Agenda, among other initiatives by the President.

Some of the members who were ousted out of committees both in the Senate and National Assembly are Senators Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet), Susan Kihika (Nakuru), Samson Cherargei (Nandi), Mithika Linturi (Meru) and Christopher Lang’at (Bomet).

Members of Parliament who were purgd include Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), Cecily Mbarire (Nominated).

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