1. How comes most Tangatanga senators voted against Senator Kithure Kindiki?
All the parliamentary leaders in both Houses were elected by their respective parties to add value, consolidate and enhance the interests of their party. Senator Kithure Kindiki was elected as the Deputy Speaker by the Jubilee Party to look after its interests. The Jubilee Party has lost confidence in his ability to represent the interests of the party in the Senate. Every Jubilee senator who wishes well for the party voted to remove him from the Deputy Speaker’s office.
2. Is the President suppressing Jubilee leaders from exercising their democratic rights?
The fact that some members have been exercising bad manners and rebelling against the party, and now the party has decided to instill discipline, does not mean the President is being a dictator. Democracy means you disagree internally within the party, but agree and support the party publicly outside. You cannot be a Jubilee elected leader and benefit from the association, then be the one undermining the party
3. Where are the Tangatanga numbers?
This is the question on everyone’s mind. After the chest-thumping from Tangatanga everyone was surprised that they only managed to raise seven against 54! Votes to save their ally Kithure Kindiki. (And one of these votes was his).
The truth is that Tangatanga never had numbers. In politics – especially in a democratic state like ours, numbers are either in support of the government; or against the government. Ruto is neither in-charge of government. Or in-charge of opposition.
Uhuru has numbers. Raila has numbers. Kalonzo has numbers. Musalia has numbers. Gideon has numbers. Even Wetangula has numbers.
Ruto has no numbers. He has no platform to mobilize them. He is neither the leader of the ruling party, or the Opposition. And he is not a party leader.
People need to stop misleading Ruto.
4. Is the Covid-19 pandemic being politicised?
Absolutely not. Those who do business must do business. Those who run professional outfits must continue to do so. Those who handle media issues must do so. Those who produce food must do so. Those in school continue to learn. Those who lead must lead.
Life does not stop because there is a pandemic. We as legislators continue to legislate, debate, disagree, and move forward. We continue to allocate resources, pass law, and oversight government. We continue to represent our people. We are just doing it different from how we are used to. As is everyone else.
We cannot refuse to sort out political issues because of a pandemic. We just need to change how we do it, to observe health protocols. But the work must go on.
5. Are there plans to impeach the DP?
The only people talking about a possible impeachment of the Deputy President are his allies. No one around the President is interested in impeaching Ruto. What for?
There is absolutely no need to impeach Ruto. He is not a threat to Uhuru to an extent he would need to be removed from office. He can be managed quite easily within existing structures.
Unless he chooses to leave.