Uhuru neuters Ruto in Senate as DP allies say move is illegal

Senators Kipchumba Murkomen and Susan Kihika address journalists at Parliament Buildings on May 11,2020. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Isiolo Senator Fatuma Dulo will remain deputy majority leader. Mr Poghisio becomes the third majority leader for the Jubilee coalition after Prof Kithure Kindiki and Mr Murkomen.
  • The minutes in his possession, Mr Lusaka said, showed that 20 senators attended the State House meeting, a majority of the coalition’s membership.

President Kenyatta Tuesday notched another win against his deputy, Mr William Ruto, in the battle to control Jubilee after Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka upheld controversial changes made to the party’s house leadership despite protests from lawmakers allied to the Deputy President.

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