The ongoing Jubilee Party purge is expected to continue with the Cabinet next in line, outspoken Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro has claimed.
The first-term lawmaker who is a fierce critic of President Uhuru Kenyatta warned of a “a bloody week” ahead as alleged errant members in the Cabinet would likely be sacked.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Nyoro said the Madaraka Day bromance between Uhuru and Ruto was not to be celebrated and the DP’s supporters should not be excited as it was a “trap” “Traps come with smiles…expect a bloody week ahead.
“It starts tomorrow with NA and by end of the week, half the Cabinet will be gone. We hope the economy will now grow by 18% , with compliant rubber stamps, no more blame games,” Nyoro tweeted.
The DP’s allies in the Cabinet include Simon Chelugui (Labour), Charles Keter (Energy), Adan Mohamed (Industrialisation) and Farida Karoney (Lands). On Tuesday, June 2, Garissa Town MP Aden Duale who is also the leader of majority in the National Assembly survived Uhuru’s axe on Ruto allies.
In a parliamentary group meeting that was chaired by the Jubilee Party leader at State House, Majority Whip Benjamin Washiali (MP Mumias East) and his deputy Cecily Mbarire (nominated) were ousted. Navakholo MP Emmanuel Wangwe replaced Washiali while Igembe North MP Maoka Maore took Mbarire’s position.
In January, Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri, another vocal Ruto ally was fired from the Cabinet over his dalliance with the DP and opposition to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
Before that, the then Sports CS Rashid Echesa had been shown the door in March 2019. Here were some reactions to Nyoro’s tweet. “We call it fumigation,let the president remove unwanted weeds in the government,” Brovosky Kaleido said.
“My friend Nyoro, your politicking in Kenyan politics is like a drop in the Indian Ocean. Your cheap politics cannot change the political landscape in Kenya,”Inguta Senior opined.
“Our current problems can’t be solved by changing the constitution. We need to change the people mandated to implement it,” Patrick Watene wrote.