Tharaka-Nithi Senator Prof. Kithure Kindiki has formally been removed from the Senate Deputy Speaker seat.
Kindiki was ousted during a special sitting on Friday, May 22nd, where 54 Senators voted in favor of his impeachment motion, seven voted against, and none abstained.
Those who voted against the ouster motion include Senators Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo-Marakwet), Susan Kihika (Nakuru), Samson Cherargei (Nandi), Christopher Langat (Bomet), Kithure Kindiki (Tharaka-Nithi) and two others.
The motion for the removal of Kindiki was tabled by Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata (Murang’a Senator) on Tuesday, May 19th.
Senator Kang’ata said Jubilee decided to remove Kindiki from the seat after he snubbed a parliamentary group meeting called by President Kenyatta at State House last week.
In his submission on the floor of the house, Senator Kithure termed his removal as “an elitist triviality powered by petty, divisive and vindictive politics as the country hurts from the lethal combination of a nearly collapsed economy, a ravaging pandemic, and floods.”
His removal comes after Senators Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo-Marakwet) and Susan Kihika (Nakuru) were stripped of their Senate Majority Leader and Majority Whip seats last week over disloyalty.
The two were kicked out during a meeting chaired by President Uhuru at State House and were replaced by West Pokot Senator Samuel Poghisio and Kang’ata respectively.