The newly installed Senate majority whip Senator Irungu Kang’ata, has announced new changes in the ruling Jubilee party, as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s purge continues.
The new changes will see Deputy President Dr William Ruto’s allies removed from the leadership of key committees and being replaced by perceived party loyalists.
In the changes, Senator Christopher Lang’at (Bomet)has been replaced at the House Business Committee by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.
Lang’at also lost his post as Education Committee chairman to Senator Alice Milgo.
Vocal Ruto ally Senator Samson Cherargei (Nandi) was also removed as chairman of the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee.
Meru Senator Linturi Mithika also lost his membership at the powerful Senate County Public Accounts and Investment Committee.
Linturi has been replaced by Senator Fatuma Dullo.
John Kinyua will also lose his position as the chairman of the Devolution Committee in the Tuesday changes.
Former Senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen will now be a member of the Devolution Committee.
The changes according to Kang’ata have been communicated to the Senate speaker Ken Lusaka for immediate implementation.