Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka upholds the ouster of Irungu Kangata

Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka. Image/courtesy

Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has upheld the ouster of Muranga Senator Irungu Kang’ata as Majority Chief Whip as communicated by the ruling Jubilee party.

The Muranga senator was kicked out and replaced yesterday by his Kiambu counterpart Kimani Wamatangi during the party’s Parliamentary Group meeting held at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

In his communication to the senate on Wednesday 10th February, Lusaka said he is satisfied that the due process was followed in replacing Mr. Kangata

“I am satisfied that the change was made in accordance with Standing Order 19(5) and (7) and meets the threshold required under Standing Order 19,” the speaker’s communication read in part.

Lusaka noted that a letter regarding changes in the Office of the Senate Majority Whip was accompanied with the Minutes of the Majority Party Coalition meeting dated 9th February, 2021, which is a record of the proceedings of the meeting together with the resolution.

Accordingly, I wish to communicate to the House that the Majority Party Coalition has effected changes in the Office of the Senate Majority Whip which shall now take effect. The office holder therefore is Sen. Kimani Wamatangi, MP,” he concluded.

Senator Kangata was dewhipped by ruling coalition Jubilee on allegations of misconduct occasioned from the release of private party information to the public.