Duale breaks silence after being ousted as Majority Leader of National Assembly

Garissa Township MP Aden Duale (Photo/Courtesy)

Garissa Township MP Aden Duale on Monday congratulated his Kipipiri counterpart Amos Kimunya for his new appointment as the National Assembly Majority Leader.

This came shortly after Duale an ally of Deputy President William Ruto,  was axed from the Majority leader post – essentially Leader of Government Business in the National Assembly – and replaced with Kimunya.

The changes were made during a Jubilee Coalition Parliamentary Group Meeting chaired by President Uhuru kenyatta at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

In the meeting attended by 174 MPs, Eldas lawmaker Aden Keynan was also appointed as the new Juilee  Coalition Secretary.

Recalling his accomplishments during his time as National Assembly Majority Leader, Duale said he was able to oversee the “passage of over 200 bills and 500 motions.”

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The politician was the first occupant of the seat under Article 108 of the Constitution, a post he has held for seven years.

Garissa Township MP Aden Duale at a past briefing at Parliaments media centre/ Photo/Courtesy)

“I was also able to ensure that all the bills for implementation of the constitution, financial legislation to implement devolution and provide services to the people of Kenya and bills to implement the big four agenda were enacted,” Duale tweeted.

The MP thanked Uhuru, Deputy President William Ruto and Jubilee MPs for their support.

Duale’s ouster came after more than 130 MPs filed a petition against him, claiming he was sabotaging the Jubilee agenda.

However, the politician said he was leaving with a smile after accomplishing what he had set out to do.

“Public positions are not to be personalized. When you are given a position you do your best and when time comes for you to leave, you leave with a smile,” Duale remarked.

“As the first leader of Majority Party in the Constitution of Kenya 2010, I can now pen down this for history and record: I came, I saw and I conquered. God bless Kenya,” Duale said.

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