Senate Deputy Speaker post goes to Margeret Kamar as Aden Duale survives ouster

Uasin Gishu Senator Kamar. Image|Courtesy

Uasin Gishu Senator Prof. Margaret Kamar will be succeeding ousted Kithure Kindiki in the highly contested Senate Deputy Speaker post.

This is after all the four contestants in the race pulled out, leaving Kamar unopposed.

The four include Steward Madzayo (Kilifi –ODM), Charles Kibiru (Kirinyaga – Independent), Isaac Mwaura (nominated – Jubilee), and Judith Pareno (nominated –ODM).

Senator Kindiki was ousted after failing to attended the Parliamentary Group meeting hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House a week ago.

The move seems to back up on Senate Majority whip Irungu Kang'ata’s sentiments on Monday that Jubilee party supports women empowerment.

"However, Jubilee supports women empowerment. I endorse Prof Margaret Kamar." Said Senator Kang’ata.

Meanwhile, National Assemby Majority Leader Aden Duale has survived the ongoing Jubilee party purge, which has seen the National Assembly Majority Whip Benjamin Washiali and his deputy Cecily Mbarire ousted.

PG meeting at State House. Image|Courtesy

In a parliamentary Group meeting hosted at State House by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, the duo were replaced by Navakholo MP Emmanuel Wangwe and Igembe North MP Maoka Maore respectively.

President Kenyatta also appointed Amos Kimunya to serve as the Secretary of the Jubilee Coalition Joint Parliamentary Group.

About 212 Members of parliament attended, including Deputy President Dr William Ruto who is also the Jubilee Coalition’s Deputy Party Leader and Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju.

Jubilee party purge began with a reshuffle of Jubilee’s NEC and trickled to the Senate where Senators Kipchumba Murkomen and Susan Kihika relieved off their duties.

See also: Irungu Kangata at work: List of Jubilee Senators facing axe from house committee leadership

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