The Jubilee Party purge continues with some 6 more rebel legislators allied to Deputy President William Ruto set to be axed from parliamentary committees.
Kenyanbulletin has learnt that the 6 were yesterday given letters of intent to remove them from the leadership of various National Assembly committees signed by Deputy Majority Whip Maoka Maore dated June 24th.
affected were departmental committee chairmen Julius Melly of Education, Ali Wario of Labour and Social Welfare, William Kisang of Communication, Information and Innovation, Joseph Limo of Finance and National Planning and Parliamentary Broadcasting and Library’s Joash Nyamoko.
The list will take the number of ousted rebels to 22. The purge is specifically targeted to vocal MPs who have sided with the DP.
Earlier this week, Majority Leader Aden Duale, a stern Ruto ally was replaced by Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya.
Other MPs who have been purged include Gladys Shollei (Uasin Gishu), Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu) and William Cheptumo (Baringo North), Kandara MP Alice Wahome (Justice and Legal Affairs vice-chairperson), Joyce Chepkorir (Labour and Social Welfare vice-chair), Khatib Mwashetani (Lands vice-chair) and vice-chair of Services and Facilities Catherine Waruguru.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria (Transport vice-chair), James Lomenen (National Cohesion and Equal Opportunities vice-chair), Liza Chepkorir Chelule (Broadcast and Library vice-chair) and Cornelly Serem (Trade vice-chair) have also seen the wrong side of the axe.
The purge targets those perceived to be disloyal to President Uhuru Kenyatta.