Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

top
Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga/FILE

Kenya

Omanga among 5 Ruto-leaning senators targeted in Jubilee purge

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 13 – Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga is among five legislators issued with ‘Show Cause’ letters for snubbing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Parliamentary Group (PG) meeting on Monday.

Senators Omanga, Mary Seneta, Naomi Wako, Victor Prengei and Iman Falhad are expected to explain why they did not attend the meeting.

Jubilee Party’s Director of Communications Alex Memus told Capital FM News the five could face a raft of disciplinary measures including expulsion from the party.

This comes a day after Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and his Nakuru counterpart Susan Kihika were officially axed as Senate Majority Leader and Chief Whip respectively in line with the resolutions made during the controversial PG whose attendance has been called to question.

A formal communication on the changes was tabled in the house by Speaker Kenneth Lusaka, effectively stripping Murkomen of the Majority seat which was allotted to West Pokot Senator Samuel Poghisio.

Murkomen however, protested the changes, saying they were made in bad faith, and accused the Speaker of acting under duress to endorse the changes.

“I don’t blame, you, I know you are acting under duress,” he said, in what sparked protests from several Senators including James Orengo, who accused him of undermining the Speaker.

Jubilee Party has 10 nominated senators.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Others include Senators Isaac Mwaura, Beth Mugo, Christine Zawadi, Alice Chepkorir and Farhiya Haji who assigned the party’s Deputy Chief Whip slot in the Senate.

The continued changes in Jubilee Party are seen as a political strategy meant to curtail Deputy President William Ruto’s influence in the country and that of his close allies.

Comments
Advertisement

More on Capital News

World

Siversk (Ukraine) (AFP), Jul 1 – Russia claimed on Sunday to have captured the strategic Ukrainian city of Lysychansk and the entire frontline Lugansk...

World

Kyiv (Ukraine) (AFP), Jul 1 – Here are the latest developments in the war in Ukraine: – Russia claims Lugansk region – Russia’s defence...

Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, July 3- The British High Commission in Kenya has urged Kenyans seeking visas to plan six weeks ahead to avoid inconveniences over...

Top stories

NAIROBI KENYA, JUL 3 – Police are set to resume the use of Alcoblow on the Kenyan roads after nearly five years of suspension....

County News

NAIROBI, Kenya July 3- Police have arrested a 17-year-old member of a panga-wielding gang in Mombasa. Police said the minor belongs to the gang...

County News

NAIROBI, KENYA, July 3- Roots Presidential candidate Prof. George Wajackoyah has assured all prisoners jailed for smoking or trading that he will free them...

County News

NAKURU, Kenya Jul 3 – The Government has prioritized sustainable farming practices in its policies and budget to ensure food and nutrition security and...

County News

NAIROBI, KENYA , July 3 – At least three people were killed and several others injured when a trailer collided with a matatu in...