MP Alice Wahome Fires Back at Uhuru After Ouster [VIDEO]

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and Kandara MP Alice Wahome speaking on phones.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and Kandara MP Alice Wahome speaking on phones.
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  • Kandara MP Alice Wahome has swung back at President Uhuru Kenyatta after she was ousted from her chair position at the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee.

    In a video that surfaced online on Tuesday, July 14, the no-nonsense MP advised the head of state to be careful who he appoints to take over her position as well as those of her colleagues who were de-whipped.

    This is reportedly after word went around that the Jubilee Party was considering handing some of the positions, both in the Senate and the National Assembly, to leaders from the minority faction.

    "Some members were dethroned but when you look at the performance, no problem. What we are saying is the persons to take over these jobs must not be from the minority," she stated.

    In her statement, she explained that the move was illegal and unconstitutional as the majority and minority sections had their roles clearly cut out.

    A photo of Kandara MP Alice Wahome in her office.
    Kandara MP Alice Wahome in her office.
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    "The governance structure according to our constitution has the majority and minority. I want to advise the president against allowing the appointment of minority members of parliament into the positions which we in the majority lost," stated Wahome.

    Wahome was among 16 Jubilee MPs who were ejected from their respective Parliamentary Committees on Thursday, June 18.

    The legislators included Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Laikipia Woman Representative Catherine Waruguru, Aldai MP Cornelly Serem, and Bomet Woman Representative Joyce Chepkoech Korir.

    A report by Daily Nation indicated that the Jubilee party had awarded slots to ODM leaders at the expense of Deputy President William Ruto's allies.

    "The handshake may mean cooperation and look for ways of working together but there is no way it is okay. It will be unconstitutional and illegal," Wahome added.

    Former Budget and Appropriations Committee chair Kimani Ichung'wah was moved to the less desirable Members' Service Committee.

    Some such as Kuria are likely to miss appointments altogether.

    Minority Whip, however, noted that the team had not agreed on the list conclusively.