Kithure Kindiki ousted as Senate Deputy Speaker. Photo Courtesy
Tharaka Nithi senator Kithure Kindiki has been ousted as Senate Deputy Speaker.
54 Senators have voted in support of the motion to remove him while 7 voted against.
The motion to remove him was moved by majority whip Irungu Kang’ata and was seconded by Makueni senator Kutuma Kilonzo Jnr.
Kang’ata pointed out the following reasons for his removal;
“By not attending the State House meeting that was a Parliamentary Group meeting, the party lost confidence in the deputy speaker,” Kang’ata said while moving the motion.
“The deputy speaker was forced to rescind his decision when the Minority Leader raised a point of order the following day. He did that knowing well that the President and the party leader is passionate about transferring functions to the national government,” Kang’ata added.
While addressing the house, Kindiki made a disclaimer that his accussers were not his fellow senators and not the President of Kenya.
“I want to make a disclaimer, the people who have accused me today, may it be known it’s not the President of Kenya neither is it any senator seated here including the mover of this motion…” – Kithure Kindiki
“I bow in shame to note that we are here today for such an elitist triviality powered by petty, divisive and vindictive politics as the country hurts from the lethal combination of a nearly collapsed economy, a ravaging pandemic, floods…” – Kithure Kindiki
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