Jubilee Senate Cleanup Continues As Ruto Allies Removed From House Committees

The Jubilee purge in the senate continued on Tuesday evening after the party announced changes in its house committee.

The move was however seemed to push put DP Ruto’s allies from the major house functions and replaced by perceived party loyalists.

The changes in the house were announced by the new senate majority whip – Senator Irungu Kang’ata at the Jubilee headquarters.

Irungu Kang'ata
Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata

The changes saw Senator Christopher Lang’at from Bomet be replaced at House Business Committee by Senator Johnson Sakaja of Nairobi.

Senator Lang’at also lost his place as chair of the Education Committee to Senator Alice Milgo

Senator Samson Cherargei who is a known die-hard supporter of Ruto was removed as the chair of Justice and Legal Affairs Committee.

Meru Senator Linturi Mithika was removed from the powerful Senate County Public Accounts and Investment Committee and replaced by Senator Fatuma Dullo.

Laikipia senator, John Kinyua also lost his position as the chair of the Devolution Committee.

Former Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen was appointed as a member of the Devolution Committee.

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According to Senator Kang’ata, communication regarding the changes had been done to the Senate speaker Ken Lusaka for immediate implementation.
Last Friday Tharaka Nithi Senator was ousted from the senate deputy speaker position, a move that saw seven of Ruto allies voted against his removal.
Senator  Kindiki was accused of being disloyal to the President after he missed a meeting convened at the statehouse by the President.
Majority Whip warned that they will not take into consideration ethnic profiling in reorganizing the house committee but those who voted against the motion that saw Senator Kindiki will face the wrath of the party.
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