Garissa Town MP Aden Duale has been shown the door as the National Assembly Majority Leader at a Jubilee Party Parliamentary Group.
At the PG meeting held at the Kenya International Convention Centre, Nairobi on Monday, June 22, Duale was replaced by former Finance Minister and Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya.
Eldas MP, Adan Keyan will replace Kimunya as the Jubilee Coalition Secretary.
In the changes effected during the PG attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President (DP) William Ruto, Muturi Kigano will now head the Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee while Kieni MP Kanini Kega will chair the Budget Committee.
Duale’s removal had been in the cards following a spirited campaign led by Kega who accused him of disloyalty to President Kenyatta.
The Kieni MP had collected 126 signatures from Jubilee Party members in support of Duale’s ejection from the National Assembly role.
Remarking last week during K24’s Punchline show, Kimunya said that Duale is a victim of the times.
The Kipipiri MP said Duale’s ability to whip Jubilee MPs to the party agenda was not in question but rather his loyalty to the embattled Ruto cost him his influential role.
The Garissa Town MP found himself on the wrong side of party politics for being too close to the DP Ruto whose presidential ambitions have flown into strong resistance within Jubilee.
He is the latest casualty in the ongoing purge of Dr. Ruto allies, many of them in the Tanga Tanga group.
Despite the purge of Ruto allies, the malcontent within Jubilee is still growing with a new building opened to house ejected leaders.
The name of the building, Jubilee Asili, echoes the breaking up of the influential FORD party that drummed up support for multiparty politics in the early 1990s.