Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has upheld the ouster of Muranga Senator Irungu Kang’ata as Majority Chief Whip by the ruling Jubilee Party.
Kang’ata was kicked out on Tuesday, February 9, and replaced on the same day with his Kiambu senator Kimani Wamatangi during a Jubilee Party Parliamentary Group meeting held at Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi.
In his communication to the House on Wednesday, February 10, Speaker Lusaka said he is satisfied that that due process was followed.
“I am satisfied that the change was made in accordance with Standing Order 19(5) and (7) and meets the threshold required under Standing Order 19,” the Speaker’s communication read in part.
Lusaka noted that a letter regarding changes in the office of the Senate Majority Whip was accompanied by the minutes of the Majority Party Coalition meeting dated February 9, 2021, which is a record of the proceedings of the meeting together with the resolution.
“Accordingly, I wish to communicate to the House that the Majority Party Coalition has effected changes in the Office of the Senate Majority Whip which shall now take effect. The officeholder, therefore, is Sen. Kimani Wamatangi, MP,” he added.