On Wednesday, senator Millicent Omanga appeared before the disciplinary committee to answer for missing the parliamentary group meeting at state house. In the meeting, Millicent was questioned about the ‘come baby come’ statement she made on social media.
“We hear that they want to bring a motion to impeach the Deputy President. I want to tell them, Bring it on baby, bring it on. We are waiting!” Those were the words uttered by the senator on Wednesday March 11th 2020. said it was meant to defend Jubilee Party.
Omanga was among 100 parliamentarians who had gathered for a press briefing at Parliament to depend Deputy President William Ruto against impeachment by ‘Kieleweke’, a rival camp of the Jubilee Party. In her defence, Omanga said she had uttered those words to defend Jubilee Party.
“I was defending our party against perpetrators; that is people who don’t support our party. I was just responding to media and social media,” she said.
Senator Omanga was one of the senators accused of gross insubordination. 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.
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Moreover, Omanga said she had not gone to her office because it was closed. She claimed to be a very loyal supporter of Jubilee Party.
“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,”
“I am loyal to the party. I have subscribed to the party. Since 2017 I have paid over Ksh600, 000. Moreover, i pay 20k per month. I can’t pay if I’m not loyal,” she said.
Senator Victor Prengei also missed the meeting. During the disciplinary committee meeting, he 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. According to Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju, the party will deal with all errant members who failed to follow the party rules.