Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa has pleaded with President Uhuru Kenyatta over removal of East MP Benjamin Washiali, from the majority chief whip seat. Washiali, one of DP William Ruto’s loud allies has been earmarked for possible ouster owing to his association with the dp.
Mr Echesa’s reach out came as it emerged that the Musalia Mudavadi-led (ANC) is aiming for a share of the Jubilee spoil in the ongoing parliamentary leadership reorganisation.
Two weeks ago, key allies of the DP in the Senate were kicked out of their plum leadership positions. Targeted in the next purge will be Majority Leader Aden Duale, Kimani Ichun’gwah, and Cecily Mbarire with the party lining up Sabina Chege, Amos Kimunya and Wangwe. Other politician who suffered similar fate recently were ex-Senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen, Senate chief whip Susan Kihika and ousted deputy speaker Kithure Kindiki.
The Jubilee leadership has scheduled a parliamentary group meeting on June 2 or 6 that is expected to effect similar changes in the National Assembly. The changes are expected to aid in the passage of planned constitutional reforms initiated through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) that was formed after the handshake between President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
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