Kithure Kindiki, the former Senate Deputy Speaker on Saturday, May 23, hosted his fellow senators who were also stripped key positions in the legislative house.
Pictures shared on social media showed Kindiki in the company of former majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet senator) and former majority whip Susan Kihika (Nakuru senator).
Murkomen and Kihika were accompanied by MPs Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Nixon Korir (Lang’ata) and Kericho senator Aaron Cheruiyot.
The eight lawmakers visited Kindiki at his home a day after Senate voted in support of his ouster from the Senate deputy speaker seat, a motion fronted by new Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata (Murang’a senator).
Kindiki, who is the Tharaka Nithi senator, however, vowed not to be intimidated by his dethronement adding that he had forgiven all that orchestrated his downfall. “I freely forgive those who have crucified me. I will not harbour any hate. I forgive them without conditions. Thank you,” said Kindiki.
In a separate story, Sonkonews.com reported that Kang’ata fronted the motion to have Kindiki kicked out from his seat questioning his allegiance to the Jubilee Party after he failed to attend the Monday, May 11, Senate Parliamentary Group meeting convened at State House.
The State House meeting discussed the removal of Murkomen and Kihika from their seats for publicly attacking President Uhuru Kenyatta.
It is also believed, the trio met their gruesome fate for their consistent support for Deputy President William Ruto who has declared his 2022 presidential bid.
Before the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in the country that slammed the brakes on political rallies, Ruto was making inroads in the vote-rich Mount Kenya region which is President Uhuru Kenyatta backyard.
Political commentator Herman Manyora had earlier observed that Ruto’s early strategies to succeed Uhuru irked the Head of State who chose to stem his (Ruto’s) influence in Senate and also rest control of the Jubilee Party in his hands.