President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party has kicked out six rebels Members of Parliament in the latest purge on errant members.
In the latest changes in the National Assembly and through an announcement by Speaker Justin Muturi on Wednesday, February 2, the six have been discharged from their respective House committees.
The action follows want the party termed as their failure to demonstrate their loyalty to the ruling party.
Laikipia Woman Representative Cate Waruguru at AIPCA Mwiyogo on November 5.
Courtesy Cate Waruguru Facebook
The six include Laikipia Woman Representative Cate Waruguru who has been discharged from the Departmental Committee on Livestock, William Kipkemoi, who has been discharged from Departmental Committee on Information and Katoo ole Metito discharged from Departmental Committee on Defence.
Others are Japheth Kareke Mbiuki, discharged from Departmental Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, David Gikaria, discharged from Departmental Committee on Energy, and Ali Wario, who has been discharged from the Select Committee on Regional Integration.
“I wish to report to the house that my office is in receipt of a letter dated 1st of February 2022 from a Majority Party Whip, notifying that the Jubilee Party has discharged the following members from the specified committees,” Muturi stated before revealing the names of those discharged.
Jubilee Party has been taking action against lawmakers perceived as rebels and those opposed to the party’s ideologies.
The latest changes come after the passage of the Political Parties (Amendment) Bill 2021 which saw some MPs, mostly those affiliated to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), oppose the changes.
Waruguru officially joined UDA on November 21, 2021, and was received by Deputy President William Ruto.
Explaining her decision to ditch Jubilee, the vocal Legislator noted that she had consulted with the electorates before arriving at her decision.
“Welcome back home,” Ruto wrote on his official social media page while officially unveiling Waruguru.
The National Assembly is set to announce the replacement of the ousted MPs.
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi arrives in parliament in company of a Sergeant at Arms in a past session.