6 More Ruto Allies Face Ouster in Jubilee Purge

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks to DP William Ruto outside KICC after PG meeting on Monday, June 22.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks to DP William Ruto outside KICC after PG meeting on Monday, June 22.
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  • Six more legislators allied to Deputy President William Ruto risk being relieved of their duties in the ongoing Jubilee purge.

    The six MPs received letters from departmental heads of National Assembly Committees with the intention to be discharged.

    In the letters signed by Deputy Majority Whip Maoka Maore and dated June 24, the six were asked to respond within seven days before being removed from the committees.

    Some of the legislators who received the letters are departmental committee chairmen including; Julius Melly (Education), Ali Wario (Labour and Social Welfare), William Kipsang (Communication, Information and Innovation), Joseph Limo of Finance and National Planning and Parliamentary Broadcasting and Library’s Joash Nyamoko.

    Garsen MP Ali Wario speaking to the press at a past event
    Garsen MP Ali Wario speaking to the press at a past event
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    A member of the Communication, Information and Innovation Committee, also received the letter.

    On Thursday evening, June 26, the assembly made changes in the committee on selection.

    Some of the appointments that the house approved included; Maoka Maore (Igembe North Constituency), Maina Kamanda (nominated), Gathoni Wamuchomba (Kiambu), Joshua Kutuny (Cherangany), Jane Wanjuki (Embu), Shurie Omar (Mbalambala) Wachira Kabinga (Mwea), Eseli Simuyu (Tongaren) and Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi.

    At the same time, the following MPs were kicked out including; Catherine Wambilianga (Bungoma), Tindi Mwale (Butere), Paul Mwirigi (Igembe South), Beatrice Nyaga (Tharaka Nithi), Khatib Mwashetani (Lunga Lunga), Faith Gitau (Nyandarua), John Kiarie (Dagoretti South), William Kipsang (Marakwet West) and Robert Gichimu (Gichugu).

    The changes came days after Aden Duale lost his seat as National Assembly Majority Leader to Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya.

    In May 2020, Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju announced that the party would not show any mercy to disloyal members.

    Tuju argued that some of the MPs hanged on the goodwill of the party to get elected.

    “We will deal with those errant members. When it comes to Members of Parliament, we expect 100% fidelity to the contract they signed with the party. 

    "And we do have those contracts available for any inspection. When they were going for elections they said they were going to support the party. They hanged on the goodwill of the party to get their positions. For them to now change tact midstream is nothing but betrayal of the party,” Tuju stated.