A new battle is looming within the National Super Alliance (NASA) after members who were allegedly leaning towards Deputy President William Ruto were ejected from their positions in the National Assembly.
Bungoma senator, Moses Wetang’ula, cried foul after his close ally Chris Wamalwa (MP Kiminini) was ousted from the deputy minority whip position vowing to challenge the decision in court.
Speaking to Sulwe FM, the Ford Kenya party leader, whose party is an affiliate of the NASA coalition accused the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) of behaving as if it was “Alpha and Omega”.
“It is not a privilege to be in a parliamentary committee leadership position. We have not met as Ford-Kenya, Amani National Congress (ANC) and Wiper to deliberate on this matter, and we shall move to court if they make the changes,” said Wetang’ula.
The Bungoma senator claimed the Raila Odinga led party was behind the plot to discipline alleged errant members who were lukewarm to the handshake between the former premier and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“We cannot collapse NASA casually because there are assets and liabilities we ought to agree on. NASA cannot be killed until the end of its term, but accountability must be upheld,” he said.
In the new changes, Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu (Ford Kenya) was elected to take Wamalwa’s position as the deputy minority leader in the National Assembly.
Outspoken Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa was also recalled from the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) with her position taken by Likoni MP Mishi Mboko.
“As NASA, we have met this afternoon and held very fruitful deliberations aimed at not just improving the performance of our coalition in parliament, but also strengthening our democracy. party/coalition discipline is critical to the proper conduct of parliamentary business,” minority whip Junet Mohamed who is also the Suna East MP said.