The Senate has voted 54—7 to remove Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki as the deputy speaker with zero abstentions.
The Senate has voted 54—7 to remove Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki (pictured) as the deputy speaker with zero abstentions.
A motion moved by Jubilee Chief Whip Senator Kanga’ta of Muranga County accused Prof Kindiki of violating various sections of the Political Parties Act, The Constitution of Kenya 2010, and The Jubilee Party Constitution.
Nominated MP Beth Mugo voted in absentia drawing the anger of Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen who protested bitterly demanding to be told what provision allows for voting by proxy.
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Speaker Kenneth Lusaka controlled the situation promising to rule on the matter in due cause but the matter was put to rest when Sen. Kang’ta informed the house that the contested vote had been withdrwan
Narok Senator Ledama Olekina who is at loggerheads with his ODM party voted for Kindiki’s removal.
Sixty-seven senators were in the house meaning at least 44 were needed to vote for Kindiki’s removal.
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