Siaya senator James Orengo has vehemently opposed the removal of the nominated senator Isaac Mwaura and vowed to be his lawyer if need be and shoot down the same.
According to the Siaya senator, there was a court order protecting Isaac Mwaura and that the speaker would not have gazetted Isaac Mwaura’s removal.
Orengo further blamed speaker Kenneth Lusaka for his recent sentiments that court orders were not very important.
However, the minority leader said that it would almost be impossible for the speaker or any other entity to reverse that decision because it has already been captured in the Kenyan gazette.
Nominated senator Isaac Mwaura officially stopped being a senator after the senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka gazetted his removal.
“It is notified for the information of the general public that pursuant to article 103(1) e (i) of the constitution and section 37 of the elections Act, the seat of the member of the senate elected under article 98 (1) (d) of the Constitution and held by Hon. Isaac Mwaura Maigua became vacant, with effect from 7th May 2021.” Read the gazette notice.
This move by Lusaka came in the wake of political parties’ dispute tribunal dismissing the appeal of Isaac Mwaura.
The nominated senator had appealed his removal arguing that the Jubilee Party did not kick him out properly.
However, according to the tribunal, Isaac Mwaura was properly dismissed by the party’s national Disciplinary Committee. The PPDT further ruled that the disciplinary mechanisms were all exhausted and that the tribunal had the mandate to listen to his appeal.
The Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu acting on instructions from Jubilee removed the name of Mwaura from the list of Jubilee Party members.
Orengo’s sentiments were reiterated by the Bungoma senator Moses Wetangula who urged the speaker to protect all members of the house especially in cases where there are court orders.