Key Ruto ally kicked out of parliamentary leadership

A Key ally of Deputy President has been kicked out of a lucrative parliamentary leadership.

Purity Ngirici, Kirinyaga woman representative has been replaced as the chairperson of the  Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (Kewopa) by her Kiambu counterpart Gathoni Wamuchomba.

Members proposed Kiambu Woman MP Gathoni Wamuchomba to replace her and voted through acclamation.

However, Ms. Ngirici has dismissed the changes saying the association’s constitution was not followed.

“They can remove me when they want to. They need to call a meeting. There must be a meeting of seven days. They must invite every member. There should be two-thirds, not signatures,” she told the Star adding “They cannot event take powers of the secretariat. This is just a story. Let us follow the procedure. ”

The MPs accused her of poor leadership at the association and failure to protect the interests of women in leadership.

Ngirici’s woes are linked to fervent support of Deputy President William Ruto.

Ngirici joins a long list of Ruto allies of  Ruto who have been axed from their plum positions in National Assembly committees.


President Uhuru Kenyatta has orchestrated a  ruthless purge targeting Ruto’s allies whom the President has accused of insulting him and undermining his leadership.

In other changes, Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali was removed as Majority chief whip and Cecily Mbarire as deputy whip. They were replaced by Wangwe and Igembe North MP Maoka Maore respectively.

Leader of Majority Aden Duale was removed as Majority Leader and replaced with Amos Kimunya.



In the Senate, Kipchumba Murkomen was removed alongside Kithure Kindiki and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika. Kindiki was the deputy speaker of the Senate with Kihika serving as the Majority Whip.

Ruto has declared interest in succeeding in Uhuru, a cause that saw most of the lawmakers facing disciplinary action side with him.

Most of those in the lot chose not to comment openly on their predicament saying the most important thing for them now is “the support of the people who sent us to Parliament.”



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