CORD MPs threaten to quit for Jubilee
18 February 2016, 17:36
Nairobi - A group of CORD MPs have threatened to quit the Coalition for the ruling Jubilee.
Led by Borabu MP Ben Momanyi, the MPs say that they will consider their future in the opposition if the election of Kennedy Mong'are to the helm of the Senate Public Accounts Committee is not accepted by the coalition.
CORD made the move to dewhip Nyamira Senator Mong’are moments after he was elected to chair the Senate Public Accounts Committee.
Mong’are had beaten Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale in a secret ballot on Wednesday 11 votes to 3 but
later in the day, Senate Minority Whip Johnston Muthama wrote to Speaker
Ekwe Ethuro dewhipping him from the committee.
Nominated Senator Agnes Zani was instead nominated by CORD.
Momanyi says that there will be trouble if a proper explanation is not offered.
"I ask my party leader Ford Kenya's Moses Wetangula to come out clear on the issue," he said.
"One cannot be elected during the day and removed at night, who was dying?" asked the Wiper MP.
The coalition leadership was quiet on the move when contacted by News24.
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