Kieni MP Kanini Kega has welcomed Monday’s Jubilee Party (JP) changes instituted in the Senate leadership to ensure effective delivery of services.
Kega said the new leadership in the senate will bring harmony and articulate the government’s agenda on the floor of the House.
The former Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen was replaced with Senator Samuel Pogisio, (Kanu) and Chief whip Susan Kihika with Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata.
Speaking during an inspection tour of the rehabilitation of Nairobi-Sagana-Nyanyuki railway, Kega said “it is better that you do a review of the performance and personally I am excited with the changes that have happened in the Senate.”
He added that changes happen when you do a performance review of particular offices and see whether they are meeting the obligations entrusted on them.
The law maker described the new leader of the majority in the Senate Samuel Pogisio, who is also West Pokot county senator as an articulate and an amiable person capable of the position.
“I believe we will have more harmony now,” he said, adding that the new majority chief Whip Irungu Kang’ata and Murang’a senator will be able to whip the members and ensure government agenda sails through.
Kega accused the previous Senate leadership of disrespect and working acrimoniously frustrating government’s agenda to deliver on the pledges to the public.
“This is a lesson that the party (Jubilee) will crack the whip on those contradicting the party position,” Kega declared.
The legislator said there is need to reactivate the party’s disciplinary committee to deal with errant members who fail to toe the party line.
He maintained that a leader who does not adhere to the party’s constitution has no business being a member.
He added that the changes instituted in the Senate should also be cascaded to the committees noting that there are members who are not subscribing to the party’s vision.
Kega also said that changes that have been executed in the Senate should also be done in the National Assembly, adding that there are also a myriad of challenges that needed to be ironed out.
By Mwangi Gaitha