Lusaka upholds Kang’ata ouster as Majority Chief Whip

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 16:36 |
Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka during a past session. Photo/PD/FILE

Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has upheld the ouster of Muranga Senator Irungu Kang’ata as Majority Chief Whip by the ruling Jubilee party.

Kang’ata was kicked out on Tuesday and immediately replaced with his Kiambu counterpart Kimani Wamatangi during a Jubilee Party Parliamentary Group meeting held at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

In his communication to House on Wednesday, Speaker Lusaka said he is satisfied that that due process was followed.

“I am satisfied that the change was made in accordance with Standing Order 19(5) and (7) and meets the threshold required under Standing Order 19,” the Speaker’s communication read in part.

Lusaka noted that a letter regarding changes in the Office of the Senate Majority Whip was accompanied with the Minutes of the Majority Party Coalition meeting dated 9th February, 2021, which is a record of the proceedings of the meeting together with the resolution in addition to a duly signed list of Senators who attended the above the said meeting.

“Accordingly, I wish to communicate to the House that the Majority Party Coalition has effected changes in the Office of the Senate Majority Whip which shall now take effect. The Office holder therefore is Sen. Kimani Wamatangi, MP,” he added.

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