TNA, URP MPs meet to discuss under-fire Duale
22 July 2015, 11:42
Nairobi - The Jubilee Coalition parliamentary group is set to meet to discuss emerging issues regarding leader of majority in the national assembly Aden Duale.
The Executive Director of The National Alliance (TNA) party, Joseph Mathai has said the meeting will be used to unite members and put the coalition in order.
Mathai said concerns regarding Duale will be ironed out since they are a threat to tearing the coalition apart ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
The coalition is made of United Republican Party (URP) of Deputy President William Ruto and TNA of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Jubilee is a house that respects spirit of dialogue. The parliamentary group meeting will bring together the warring parties and the issues will be solved because we must remain united. Negotiations are highly needed,” said Mathai.
He made the remarks at Ragati Primary school, Karatina, after distributing a donation of more than 2000 pairs of shoes to hundreds of primary school pupils in the area.
The meeting announcement came a day after Nyeri County MPs called for Duale’s impeachment on allegations that he was backing terrorism in the country.
The MPs including Kanini Kega (Kieni), Ndung’u Gethenji (Tetu), Peter Weru (Mathira), Mary Wambui (Othaya), Esther Murugi (Nyeri town), Kabando wa Kabando (Mukurweini) and Priscillah Nyokabi (Women Rep), called for Duale’s immediate resignation on Tuesday during a press conference at Parliament buildings.
The legislators gave the Garissa town MP seven days to come up with the list of Alshabaab financiers and sympathizers as he had promised three months ago or steps aside, adding that he has let down the ruling Jubilee coalition.
“The pledge is still a pipe dream. How do we trust somebody who says things for populism even when such verbiage wrecks livelihoods? We demand that he either shapes up or quits," the MPs said in the statement.
However, Mathai said the agreement signed between the two parties (URP and TNA) must adhered to and maintained.
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