Deputy Speaker Kindiki to know fate on ouster tomorrow

Thursday, May 21st, 2020 00:00 |
Deputy President William Ruto with Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa during the food distribution to the clergy at PCEA Ruthigiti, Kikuyu, Kiambu county. Photo/DPPS

Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki, who is facing ouster will know his fate tomorrow when the Senate sits to discuss a motion on his removal.

House Speaker Ken Lusaka yesterday gazetted a special sitting to deliberate on and a vote taken on the motion that was tabled by Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kan’gata accusing the Tharaka Nithi senator of disloyalty to the Jubilee Party and its leadership.

Special sitting

“The business to be conducted at the Special sitting shall be the consideration of a motion for the removal of Senator (Prof) Kithure Kindiki from the office of the Deputy Speaker of the Senate,” read the notice in part.

By the time of going to press yesterday, speculation was rife that Kindiki could resign from the post ahead of tomorrow’s debate in the House.

The revelation came even as 10 Members of the National Assembly from the larger Meru region and Embu him as they expressed dissatisfaction in the manner in which the impeachment motion against him was handled.

The MPs led by Meru senator Mithika Linturi told the media that the treatment being meted on Kindiki is unmerited, unwarranted and disrespectful on the people they represent.

Linturi said the position of Senate deputy speaker was a negotiated settlement given to Mt Kenya East region after the elections.

“We the representatives of the people of Mt Kenya East, comprising of the Ameru and Aembu communicates do not hesitate to record our protests to his excellency Uhuru  Kenyatta as regards to what is happening to  Kithure Kindiki,” Linturi who is also being targeted in the ongoing brutal purge said.

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