(Garissa Township MP Aden Duale)
The long wait is finally here and just as expected the fate of Garissa township MP Aden Duale was decided and it was not good news on his side. The president chaired a Jubilee parliamentary group meeting at the KICC alongside his deputy William Ruto on Monday, June 22nd to decide on the fate of Aden Duale.
Duale seemed to have escaped the Axe in the previous weeks after his counterparts Kipchumba Murkomen and Susan Kihika danced to the tune of the dramatic Jubilee music as they were ousted and later on joined by Kindiki who followed suit regardless of some Meru leaders’ backing him.
Today was the D-day for Duale’s fate and things did not go to his favor as the president fired him from his position as the majority leader in the National Assembly in favor of Kipipiri Member of Parliament, Amos Kimunya. The excited Kimunya thanked the president for proposing him to take over and praised Duale for his 8 years of service in the party as the majority leader terming him as a big asset in the country.
Kimunya had this to say, “I really want to thank H.E the president as a party leader for proposing me to take over as the new leader of the majority party in the parliament. It is a humbling situation for the confidence he has shown.”
The decision to oust the Garissa MP has brought about mixed reactions among Kenyans and other well known names in politics with Dennis Itumbi, a close ally to the Deputy president welcoming him to the club of those fired for being daring enough citing betrayal.
Kenyans have had mixed reactions on the new appointment of Amos Kimunya with some being dissatisfied with his choice and even sharing videos of Amos Kimunya’s corruption saga in the former Grand regency event years back (currently known as Laico regency)
Activist Boniface Mwangi backed them by tweeting on the issue of the new appointment accusing the new appointees Amos Kimunya and Adan Keynan, who has been appointed as the Jubilee coalition secretary of spearheading conspiracy to change the constitution and leading in corruption
A number have however congratulated the president for making a firm decision on the matter.