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MPs who defected to Jubilee in trouble

23 September 2016, 19:11 Samuel ArapYego

Nairobi - Opposition MPs who recently jumped ship to Jubilee now risk being denied access to the national  assembly.

This is after Homabay Town MP Peter Kaluma Thursday wrote a letter to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi seeking to have the legislators barred from parliament buildings.

Kaluma in his letter to the speakers argues that the leaders  should not be allowed into the precincts of Parliament, as they ‘stopped’  being MPs when they dumped the parties that they used to get elected into office.

"The former MPs are deemed to have resigned from their political parties and vacated office by provision of Article 103 of the Constitution read together with Section 14 of The Political Parties Act," reads the letter by Mr Kaluma.

It adds: "Free access to the precincts of Parliament and facilities reserved for MPs including plenary halls, health club and restaurant by the said former MPs, now strangers, is putting to grave risk the safety, security and privacy of serving MPs," adds the letter.

 Over 30 MPs from the Cord principal parties- Orange Democratic Movement(ODM), Wiper and Ford Kenya,   attended the recent jubilee  party launch, where it was announced that they had ditched the opposition.

ODM  MPs were James Rege (Karachuonyo), Ahmed Abass (Ijara), Gideon Mung'aro (Kilifi North), Zainab Chidzunga (Kilifi County), Mustafa Iddi (Kilifi South), Masoud Mwahima (Likoni), Mpuru Aburi (Tigania East) and Joseph Lekuton (Laisamis).

 Others were  from the Raila Odinga led  Orange party were John Waluke( Sirisia), Stephen Kariuki(Mathare) Protus Akuja(Loima) and Isaac Mwaura(nominated).

"I request you to keep the said former MPs away from Parliament as per the Parliamentary Standing Orders," Kaluma pleaded with Speaker Muturi in his letter.

- MyNews24

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