Jubilee lawmakers accuse Duale and Washiali of meddling in house affairs

Jubilee lawmakers accuse Duale and Washiali of meddling in house affairs

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Majority leader Aden Duale speaking to journalists in his office at parliamentary buildings PHOTO: CHRIS NYAMUTA

Nairobi,KENYA:Jubilee MPs who defied Party position to vie for house committee posts are now accusing Majority Leader Aden Duale and Whip Ben Washiali for meddling and attempts to control house Committees.

Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter who vied for Chair Labour and Moiben MP Silas Tiren who went against the grain to vie for Agriculture Committee are adamant they will discharge their mandate as they won the trust of the members and secured stay orders from the courts.

“Parliament is independent. Political parties can, give opinions, and lobby but they cannot direct parliament who should sit as a chair, it is in contradiction with standing orders, the chair is elected among the leadership of a committee.”Keter said

Keter also accused Jubilee house leadership of misleading Party principals allegedly due to the NSSF scandal vowing not to allow political party to intimidate Parliament.

The outspoken Nandi legislator stated that he will not entertain any looting in National social security fund and National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) under his committee watch.

Keter ,Tiren ,David Kangogo Bowen of Marakwet East and James Gakuya of Embakasi North were removed from their positions because of allegedly defying Jubilee party’s leadership.

This is after President Uhuru Kenyatta has summoned Jubilee members of four parliamentary committees to address leadership wrangles after the party dethroned their elected leaders.

Deputy President William Ruto was reportedly scheduled to hold meetings with four MPs from Rift Valley who were de-whipped from their parliamentary leadership positions refused to step down at his Karen official home .

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