- Nandi Hills MP, Alfred Keter, and 3 others have been removed from MPs commitee.
- Fresh elections to fill their positions will be conducted in a week’s time.
- He blamed his removal on cartels he says are determined to perpetuate corruption.
Nandi Hills MP, Charles Keter has been removed from the MPs committee. He was removed alongside MPs Silas Tiren (Marakwet East), Moiben’s Kangogo Bowen, James Gakuya (Embakasi East).
The four, labelled as House Rebels, were removed under a mission planned by Aden Duale, National Assembly Majority Leader who went ahead to say “We will not allow any of our members to disenfranchise the rank and file of our members, “ and that the party’s (Jubilee) objective had been achieved.
“When we were deciding on the men and women to take what position, it was not based on qualification but on the principle of equity. Each county, where we have MPs, produced at least one chair or vice chair,” Duale added.
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Keter however went ahead to blame corrupt cartels for his removal.
“It is unfortunate that cartels are using the Presidency to crown puppets to run specific committees so that they have their way in looting public resources,” Keter said.
He said Jubilee members of the committees, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, Majority leader Aden Duale, Majority whip Benjamin Washiali and clerk Michael Sialai met Uhuru Kenyatta and Ruto at State House, Nairobi, where they plotted the removal.
He accused President Uhuru of trampling on the independence of Parliament by intimidating Jubilee MPs to eject them.
He was elected chairman of the Labour and Social Welfare Committee against Bura MP Ali Wario, Tiren beat Mandera South MP Adan Haji for Agriculture committee chairmanship while Gakuya was elected Parliamentary Broadcasting Services leader, all against the wishes of Jubilee.