Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro has termed the removal of six nominated senators by the Jubilee ruling party, as a pure intimidation.
Nyoro, on Tuesday said the nominated senators have done nothing wrong to warrant expulsion by the party.
He said some officials in the ruling party are using all means of intimidation to frustrate leaders who are associated with deputy president Dr William Ruto.
“In the past, we saw part of our leaders campaigning for candidates of other parties. Those who did so were not expelled. How come now some of the nominated senators associated with the deputy president are being expelled?” posed Nyoro.
He said as leaders in the Jubilee camp, they campaigned tirelessly to see the president ascend to power for a second term but after the handshake, the opposition leader Raila Odinga came in and disrupted operations of the ruling party.
“We know Raila who we campaigned against in 2017 so that he could retire, is using the handshake with the president to wreck the Jubilee party. That’s why we see dedicated senators being expelled without tangible reasons,” he alleged.
Nyoro continued: “We will stand strong and the intimidations being propelled to those supporting the deputy president will not scare us. In 2022, God willing we will have a government which respects all peoples and leaders.”
The youthful lawmaker who is an ardent supporter of DP Ruto further said the party officials are trying to weaken Jubilee leadership in both Houses so that they can replace them with people they want.
“Removal of the senators we know is one of the maneuvers of removing Murang’a senator Irungu Kang’ata as Majority Chief whip in the senate. Kang’ata just said the truth that BBI is not popular in the Mount Kenya region,” he added.
On Monday, the Jubilee party kicked out six nominated senators who are allies of deputy president. The senators were removed following deliberations by the party’s National Management Committee (CMC) on reports that the party’s disciplinary committee submitted.
Nyoro was speaking at Ihura stadium when he led an exercise of issuing bursary cheques to continuing students in universities and colleges.
He said more than 2, 000 learners have benefited with the bursaries to help them pay fees for the current academic year.
“Today we have given out Sh 15 million bursaries to university and college students. All those who applied were factored in and we expected the government to release monies for CDF so we can embark in issuing bursaries to secondary school students,” stated Nyoro.
He lauded the progress the local NG-CDF has done in renovating and modernizing public school infrastructure.
“We have been able to do much in the renovation of classrooms and building new infrastructure in our schools since we adopted a policy where parents come in and provide labour. This has enabled us in Kiharu to achieve more,” he added.
by Bernard Munyao