In a special sitting today (Friday), Senators are scheduled to discuss the removal from office of the Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki.
This follows filing and publication of a motion seeking the removal of the Tharaka Nithi Senator, who is a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto.
Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata, who filed the motion, has already provided a list of 48 Senators backing the uprooting of the humble lawmaker.
Ahead of the exercise scheduled at 2:30 this afternoon, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama have weighed in on the weighty political debate.
Muthama said Kindiki’s ouster would portray President Uhuru Kenyatta as an ungrateful and a betrayer after the Senator mobilised Mt Kenya East residents to vote overwhelmingly for Jubilee in the last polls.
“Sen Kindiki campaigned and voted for Uhuru and Ruto. The people of Tharaka voted for Kindiki. Removing Prof Kindiki amounts to abusing the Meru people. It is advisable for Uhuru to lead and not to mislead,” said the Wiper politician.
On his part, Murkomen turned to the Bible to encourage the embattled lawmaker who is sitting on a borrowed time.
“To Prof.Kindiki. This is the hour after the Last Supper.Judas has already departed from the dinner table.Peter still around.Jesus tells the11”..Love one another. As I have loved U, so U must love one another” Soon after Peter denies him. Good luck my friend & I will be there for & with u,” said the Senator who was recently dethroned as Majority Leader.
According to Jubilee Party vice chairman David Murathe, Kindiki is being ousted after he failed to attend a Parliamentary Group (PG) convened by party leader, President Uhuru, at the State House, last week.
“They are saying they were not aware of the PG. This (Kindiki) is a person who had personally confirmed attendance but in his wisdom simply decided to skip it,” Murathe told the Nation.
He further accused the Tharaka Nithi Senator of conspiring with his colleague Murkomen of ’embarrassing’ the President by criticising National Government take over of some functions of Nairobi City County.