LOOMING CHANGES

Kindiki's D-Day as Senate to determine his fate

In Summary

• Two-thirds majority vote is needed to kick out Kindiki.

• This translates to 45 senators out of 67 voting against him.

Senate Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki. Photo/File
Senate Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki. Photo/File

Senators are set to determine the fate of its Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki during a special sitting which will be held on Friday at 2.30 pm.

Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka had published a notice for a special sitting on Wednesday.

Senators are set to debate on the matter before voting either to save Kindiki or kick him out and determine who will succeed him.

Kindiki found himself on the wrong side after skipping the Jubilee Parliamentary  Group meeting at State House on May 11 which was about changes to be made to the Senate leadership.

Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata had filed a motion to oust Kindiki.

Kindiki is among the senators who are close allies of Deputy President William Ruto.

The Majority Whip expressed optimism the 48 senators whom he said are in support of his motion will help kick out Kindiki.

Two-thirds majority vote is needed to kick out Kindiki.

This translates to 45 senators out of 67 voting against him.

Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and his Nakuru counterpart Susan Kihika were successfully removed from their Majority Leader and Chief Whip positions.

Lawmakers drawn from Meru have asked the president to spare Kindiki and that his ouster might have a political impact.

The Jubilee party signed a post-coalition agreement with Kanu which saw West Pokot Senator Samuel Poghisio being named Majority Leader in the Senate.