Senator Seneta apologises to the President after snubbing his meeting

Sunday, May 17th, 2020 13:02 |
Nominated Senator Mary Mary PHOTO/COURTESY

Embattled nominated Senator Mary Seneta has pledged loyalty to President Uhuru Kenyatta after snubbing the party's meeting at State House in Nairobi.

According to her, she skipped the meeting due to sickness.

Seneta becomes the third Jubilee nominated senator to pledge loyalty after her colleagues Naomi Jillo Waqo and Christine Zawadi each wrote an apology letter to Senate Majority Chief Whip Irungu Kang’ata.

The three are facing expulsion for skipping the Jubilee coalition Parliamentary Group chaired by President Kenyatta.

However, she argues, she is loyal to the party and its leadership.
“I wish to assure everyone that I respect my Party Leader and support the party in the implementation of policies, directives, bills and I am always ready to assist the party to deliver to the people of Kenya,” she said on Sunday in a statement.

“As it happened, in the build-up to the party meeting convened by the party on May 12, 2020, in Nairobi, I was ready to give my support fully but I was unwell,” she added.

Seneta, a former Kajiado Women representative, said she will continue to play her part to make the party stronger and enable it to serve and lead the people of Kenya to greater heights of prosperity.

Further, she has acknowledged receiving a letter from the party National Chairperson Nelson Dzuya asking her to show cause why disciplinary action should not be taken against her for, among other reasons failure to promote and protect the interests of the party.

“The allegations of misconduct listed by my party do not imply guilt in the absence of a conviction or admission of guilt. I believe party disciplinary procedures are political, not judicial.”

Ms Seneta disclosed since 2010 when she joined active politics, she has been steadfast in supporting her party leadership.

“At all times, I have stood by my party in and outside Parliament. Suffice it to say, I have always been known to tow the party lines even when matters seem to go south.”

She argued in 2013, she clinched the Kajiado County Women representative through the sponsorship of TNA.

“When TNA merged with URP, I was in the frontline in supporting the new union. In 2017, I contested for the Kajiado East Member of National Assembly and lost in the party primaries. Even after the loss, I continued supporting Jubilee and thus my nomination to the senate. In short, I have been a lifelong Jubilee member,” she explained.

Seneta was among the five nominated senators including Millicent Omanga, Iman Falhada Dekow, Victor Prengei, and Ms. Jillo that Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju said the party had recommended to the disciplinary committee for expulsion.

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