Garissa Township MP Aden Duale has been stripped of his National Assembly Majority Leader seat. Duale, who has served in the powerful position since 2013, was ousted during a Parliamentary Group (PG) meeting chaired by President Kenyatta at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi on Monday.
He was replaced by Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya, who served as secretary of the Jubilee Coalition National Assembly PG since the beginning of this month.
Eldas MP Adan Keynan has taken over from Kimunya as secretary of the Jubilee Coalition National Assembly PG.
Duale’s removal comes after 126 out of 179 Jubilee MPs signed a petition supporting his ouster. He had survived the axe during the previous Jubilee PG meeting convened by Uhuru at State House, Nairobi on June 2nd.
During the June 2nd PG meeting, Benjamin Washiali and Cecily Mbarire lost their Majority Whip and Deputy Majority Whip positions respectively. Washiali was replaced by Navakholo MP Emmanuel Wangwe while Igembe North MP Maoka Maore took over from Mbarire.
Deputy President William Ruto, whose allies have been targeted in an ongoing Jubilee Party purge, attended Monday’s meeting at KICC.