All eyes are on the Jubilee party MPs as they await their parliamentary group meeting with the president. This is because, the blitz against Deputy President William Ruto’s allies in the senate continues. With a little shuffle in the committees expected again today, Kenyans learn that Ruto’s allies, from Mt. Kenya are the target. As Uhuru consolidates his power, Ruto’s allies from the Rift will be spared, in a move analysts term divide- rule tactic.
The divide- rule tactic is meant to totally isolate the DP. The ongoing attack on the MPs comes days after five nominated MPs were issued with letters. This is because they skipped a parliamentary group meeting. In the meeting, a resolution was made to sack Senate Majority leader, Murkomen and Majority Whip, Kihika Susan.
However, the party’s Secretary- General Raphael Tuju has dismissed the crack down allegations, terming the recent shuffle as a “normal house cleaning process.”
Despite the crackdown in the senate, three nominated senators could however escape the president’s wrath. This is after retreating and pledging their support to him.
Ms Mary Seneta, in a statement to explain her absence said, “I was ready to give my full support but I was unwell. I, however, assure you that I do not diminish the decisions of the party.”