Ruto allies vow to stay put, as Uhuru oversees changes at senate

Senators Kipchumba Murkomen and Susan Kihika address journalists at Parliament Buildings on May 11,2020 when they dismissed the Senate leadership changes as illegal. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO| NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja had been proposed for the position of deputy whip, but he rejected, paving the way for Ms Ali to run away with the prize.
  • Jubilee Party has 38 senators, including those from Kanu.
  • Any motion to remove anyone in the House leadership must be approved by 20 senators, which is a simple majority of the 38.

The trouble that has been brewing in Jubilee Party boiled over Monday, with President Kenyatta presiding over the sacking of Senate leaders allied to his deputy William Ruto.

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