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Committee asked to summon Duale

27 July 2015, 12:39 Joseph Njung'eh

Nyeri - The Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP) officials have asked Defence and Foreign Affairs parliamentary committee to summon majority leader, Aden Duale over increased terror attacks in North Eastern region.

The officials said the committee, which is led by Tetu MP Ndung’u Gethenji, should question Duale instead of pushing for his impeachment.

Led by Nyeri County chairman, Wambugu Nyamu and Patron William Wahome, JAP defended Duale saying that he has been supportive to the government.

They alleged that the Gethenji-led committee was not working to enhance and advise the government on matters of security and elimination of terrorism in the country.

“We have confidence with Duale’s leadership. The Nyeri MPs fighting him are just playing politics. MPs have so many platforms, privileges and powers to address the issue of insecurity which they are not using,” said Wahome during a press conference at Summer Gardens hotel on Saturday.

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He further claimed that the Nyeri MPs were fighting and blackmailing the Presidency.

He intimated that the party officials will spearhead collection of signatures to recall and remove the MPs from office if they do not stop fighting the Garissa town MP.

“We shall do a social audit on the MPs and collect signatures to remove them because they are not representing the interests of the constituents,” Wahome said.

The chairman, Wambugu Nyamu lashed out at the County MPs stating that they hardly contribute in debates in parliament or articulate government policies.

“Duale is eloquent, focused and vibrant and has steered the Jubilee common agenda in parliament. In our opinion, his performance is rated at A (+),” he stated.

The officials however was quick to dismiss reports that they were being financed by the MPs’ opponents to fight the incumbent leaders ahead of 2017 elections.

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