Raila purge Ruto associates

Raila  purge Ruto associates

 

Leaders who have switched their allegiance to President William Ruto are the targets of a purge led by Azimio leader Raila Odinga.

 

On Wednesday, the opposition announced plans to remove all Jubilee senators from significant parliamentary committees, setting off a bloodbath in the Senate.

 

Tom Ojienda (ODM), a senator from Kisumu, is additionally impacted and has switched his allegiance to the current administration.

Just days before the former ruling party’s National Delegates Convention on May 22, the Jubilee MPs are being targeted for harassment. The majority of them advocate ousting former President Uhuru Kenyatta from his position as party leader.

The firing of rebels inside the party ranks is anticipated to receive separate approval from the Uhuru-led NDC.

Senate Minority Whip Ledama Olekina said that the Coalition had expelled all five of the Jubilee senators from committees in a letter to Senate Speaker Amason Kingi.

According to sources, Azimio has been ditched by several Jubilee and ODM MPs in the National Assembly, where the purge may be going.

Abdul Haji (Garissa), James Lomenen (Turkana), Joseph Kamau (Lamu), Fatuma Dullo (Isiolo), and Margaret Kamar (nominated) are the Jubilee senators who have been expelled.

Only Ojienda, an ODM lawmaker, had to deal with the purging.

Raila purge Ruto associates

Olekina wrote in the letter dated May 4: “I write pursuant to Standing Order 200 to announce the minority party’s decision to discharge the following senators from select committees.

Stewart Madzayo (Kilifi), the minority leader, said that the opposition had contemplated removing the lot.

 

“It had been discussed earlier, but if there are any changes, it is the duty of the whip,” Madzayo said to the Star.

 

Soon after Ruto was sworn in, the Jubilee team changed their allegiance, and they now support the government’s program on the floor.

 

A month ago, the opposition replaced Dullo, who had served as the minority whip, with Olekina, her deputy.

 

In the Senate purge, Azimio has removed Dullo from the influential National Security, Defense, and Foreign Relations committees as well as the lucrative County Public Accounts Committee.

 

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