Mwadeghu takes up CORD Minority Whip role
28 July 2014, 18:56
Nairobi - Francis Mwadeghu has officially taken up his role as Minority Chief Whip in parliament, replacing Gideon Mungaro.
Mwadeghu was appointed by CORD last week to replace Mungaro, who was believed to be hanging too close to the Jubilee coalition in recent times.
In a letter to Speaker Justin Muturi, Mwadeghu asserted his willingness to help the CORD coalition in its time as opposition in the national assembly.
" It is with great pleasure that I accept my appointment as Minority Chief Whip by the CORD coalition in the National Assembly, pursuant to standing order 2 (1) (a), he said.
He offered his gratitude to the CORD coalition for the appointment and promised to fulfill his duties to the best if his abilities.
" I wish to thank the CORD coalition for finding it appropriate to appoint me in this capacity despite there being many others qualified for the same role. I promise to fulfill my roles to the best of my ability, he added.
The decision to appoint Mwadeghu said to have caused upheaval within the coalition but
the move to appoint a person from the same region to replace him is said
to be a sweetener.
CORD leaders in the Coastal region including
Mombasa Senator Omar Hassan have accused Mungaro of being a Jubilee mole
and flirting with the ruling coalition.
" The move is in order
and I fully support it and as I said earlier, it was not going to be
reversed, he said on his Twitter account.
Mungaro has also been removed from the influential House Business Committee.
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