Leaders have reacted differently following reorganization of leadership of the ruling party in Parliament.
In Baringo, the Party’s Chief Whip of the County Assembly, Reuben Chepsongol has called on the axed leaders to support the president as he gears up to leave a legacy as his term in office draws to an end.
“The dropping of Aden Duale as National Assembly Majority Leader has caught us by surprise, but all in all we tell him to be strong,” said Chepsongol.
Chepsongol who is also the Bartabwa MCA said President Uhuru Kenyatta is right and may have good intentions that as many people as possible serve in his government.
The Baringo county assembly majority Chief whip however, criticized the move saying it has eroded the gains made of allowing the minority communities to serve in the government.
The whip also called on President Kenyatta to ensure the reorganization does not divide Kenyans but foster unity among the different communities and their leaders.
Chepsongol poured praise on the immediate former majority leader, saying his leadership and quest in uniting Kenyans is unmatched.
“Duale was in the forefront in calling for the Muslims and Christians to unite and pray for the president and his deputy when they were facing ICC,” explained Chepsongol.
He also encouraged the 16 axed parliamentary committee leaders not to lose hope saying it was barely 18 months to the general elections and thus if the electorate has confidence in them they will be reelected.
On the cooperation pact between Jubilee Party and other parties, the chief whip said the pact will weaken the parties and give jubilee a leeway in successfully electing the next president.
“We are in a similar scenario that happened in the late 1990’s where the late Retired president invited the opposition only to pick Uhuru Kenyatta as his successor,” said the vocal MCA.
He said that everyone who habours presidential ambition is angling for the president’s endorsement and thus the many pacts being signed by Jubilee and other opposition parties.
By Christopher Kiprop