Jubilee nominated senator Millicent Omanga is one of the Senators who has supported the removal of Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki from office. On 19th May, Jubilee Majority Chief Whip Irungu Kang’ata filed a notice of motion to remove Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki from office.
Other senators who have supported the ousting of Kindiki include Garissa Senator Yussuf Haji, Majority Leader Samuel Poghisio, nominated senator Isaac Mwaura, politician Beth Mugo, Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja and nominated senator Farhiya Ali Haji.
Kang’ata filed a notice to remove Kithure from office for defiance, having failed to attend a Jubilee Coalition Parliamentary Group Meeting. The meeting was held last week Monday and was chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kangata said the move to oust Kindiki was because he did not give reasons or official communication as to why he did not attend the meeting.
Senator Millicent Omanga also skipped the meeting and may also be recalled from the senate public accounts meeting if the changes are effected. Murkomen faced the same fate when he was ousted as the Senate Majority Leader alongside Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, who was replaced by Kang’ata.
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According to article 106 of the constitution the office of the Deputy Speaker shall become vacant when a new House of Parliament first meets after an election, if the relevant house so resolves by resolution supported by the votes of at least two-thirds of its members or if the office holder resigns from office in a letter addressed to the relevant house.
The Chief Whip will need at least 44 votes from the senators for Kithure Kindiki to be removed from office.