Aden Duale has been relieved of his duties as the Majority Leader in the National Assembly.
He has been replaced by Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya in the new House leadership changes after a Jubilee Parliamentary Group meeting held at Kenyatta International Conference Center.
Eldas MP Adan Keynan was also designated to take over as the Secretary to the Jubilee Coalition Parliamentary Group, a position previously occupied by Kimunya.
Muturi Kigano appointed to Chair Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee and
Kanini Kega to be the Chair Budget Committee.
The meeting also saw the Deputy President, William Ruto attending.
Amos Kimunya spoke to reporters outside KICC after the meeting, thanking Duale for his service as Majority Leader since 2013.
“It’s humbling the confidence he’s shown as we work on these last two years (of Uhuru’s term). I also want to congratulate Adan Keynan, he’s taking over a position I got only two weeks ago. I did half the notes, he will do the other half.
“I don’t take this appointment lightly. It’s an honor to me,” he reiterated while promising to issue a formal statement.
Watch video of Amos Munya addressing the media after getting appointed being appointed the new Majority Leader in the National Assembly.
Here’s the official statement released by the Spokesperson’s office, Kanze Dena regarding the meeting that was chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta that reportedly lasted 22 minutes.
“President Kenyatta chairs Jubilee Coalition National Assembly Parliamentary Group Meeting
President Uhuru Kenyatta today chaired the Jubilee Coalition National Assembly Parliamentary Group (PG) meeting in his role as the Coalition’s Party Leader.
The PG meeting was attended by Deputy President Dr William Ruto, Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju, and a total of 174 Jubilee Coalition Members of the National Assembly.
During the meeting held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, the PG discussed a petition made to the Party Leader regarding the Coalition’s National Assembly leadership and made the following changes:
1. Appointed the Hon Amos Kimunya as the new National Assembly Leader of Government Business
2. Appointed the Hon Adan Keynan as the new Secretary of the Jubilee Coalition National Assembly PG.
The Party Leader said the Coalition, through the new Leader of Government Business and Majority Chief Whip, will communicate changes in the composition of House Committees to the Speaker of the National Assembly by Thursday, 25th June 2020.
The Head of State reminded the legislators to focus on the Coalition’s development agenda and advised them against engaging in divisive politics.”
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