him through a letter to Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro that indicated that
he had been dropped and replaced with nominated Senator Agnes Zani.
is to notify you that pursuant to the Senate Standing Order No 180 the
Cord Coalition has discharged Sen Mong'are Kennedy Okong'o from the
Sessional Committee on County Public Accounts and Investments Committee
with immediate effect and replaced him with Senator Dr Agnes Zani," said
Mr Muthama in the letter sent Wednesday evening.
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But Capital News reports that the decision has not gone down well amongst CORD senators and MPs.
FORD-K Secretary General Eseli Simiyu said he had not written to CORD seeking the de-whipping of their MP.
The embattled Mong’are on his part remained defiant and even chaired
his maiden sitting on Thursday morning saying he had not been notified
of the unprocedural action.
“Those are premature letters which do not stop me from being the
chairman of the PAIC, whereby I won yesterday decisively and
overwhelmingly. I am a member of Ford Kenya from Nyamira County, my
party leadership does not subscribe to that kind of letter. I have just
come from a Parliamentary Group meeting and they have congratulated me
and told me they have faith in me. Even my party leader was in the
meeting, so I don’t understand where this letter is coming from,” he said.
Ten MPs from the Gusii region led by Jimmy Angwenyi and Ben Momanyi
have in the meantime demanded the CORD leadership withdraws the letter
purporting to de-whip the Nyamira Senator.
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