Ruto-Raila rivalry spills over as ODM de-whips Ledama ole Kina

Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina during a session of the County Public Accounts and Investments Committee of the Senate on November 14, 2019. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • At the centre of the battle between the two political protagonists is the chairmanship of the County Public Accounts and Investments Committee (CPAIC) and the Delegated Legislation.
  • It is understood that Mr Kina is being punished for allowing committee members affiliated to DP Ruto to propose his name and vote for him against Prof Ongeri, ODM’s candidate.
  • The CPAIC, a watchdog committee chaired by the opposition or the minority party, is crucial as it oversees use of public funds and investments in the 47 counties.

The political differences between Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga have once again spilled onto the floor of the Senate, threatening the leadership of two committees.

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