On Wednesday, Millicent Omanga and Victor Prengei appeared before the disciplinary committee to answer for missing the parliamentary group meeting at state house. Senator Omanga and Prengei were accused of gross insubordination.
Senator Omanga defended herself by saying she was never invited to the Jubilee meeting where Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen and Chief Whip Susan Kihika were ousted.
“I did not get the message. The invitation to the meeting through messages is not adequate. Sometimes there are over one hundred messages. It is humanly impossible to go through all of them,” she said.
Moreover, Omanga said she had not gone to her office because it was closed.
“When we got a letter to show cause we were not served by the party, we were called to the office of the Chief Whip,” she added.
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Senator Victor Prengei said he was in the village on the day of the meeting and could not attend the meeting.
“On that day, I was in the village, East Mau. The area has very poor network and roads. I use solar and because of the rainy season, I couldn’t charge my phone,” Prengei said before the disciplinary committee.
Other senators who face imminent ousting if found guilty include Victor Prengei and Mary Seneta Yiane. Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju said the party will deal with errant members who failed to follow the party rules.
“We will not be merciful when it comes to discipline in the party. But I want to tell Kenyans whatever disciplinary action will have taken, we will follow due process,” Tuju said.