Tharaka Nithi senator Kithure Kindiki has declined a job offer from the ruling Jubilee party.
Days after being removed from his position as the senate deputy speaker, Kindiki, alongside other senators who had been removed from various committee chairmanships were proposed to other various committees.
Kindiki and former Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo-Marakwet) were on Tuesday May 26 named to seat in the Justice and Legal Affair Committee and the Devolution Committee respectively in changes set to be filed.
However, Kindiki in a press statement dated May 27 said that he had only learnt about the offer through the press. He said that he had declined the offer, to focus on serving the people of Kenya as the senator for Tharaka Nithi.
“I have learnt through the press that the Jubilee party has recommended me to serve in another capacity in the senate. I respectfully decline the offer. Henceforth, I want to focus on serving the people of Kenya as the senator for Tharaka Nithi County,” reads the statement.
Murkomen who was also proposed to be a member of the Devolution Committee in the new changes that were announced by the ruling party declined the offer.
Murkomen through a tweet said he only learnt from the media that he had been proposed to serve in the Senate Devolution Committee in effect replacing Senator Kinyua who is being punished for standing with him.
According to the former Senate Majority leader, accepting the position will be tantamount to repaying unstinting loyalty with spite and treachery.
“This afternoon I learnt from the media that I have been proposed to serve in the Senate Devolution Committee in effect replacing Sen.Kinyua who is being punished for standing with me. Accepting the position will be tantamount to repaying unstinting loyalty with spite&treachery,” tweeted Murkomen.
Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has also rejected an appointment to the Senate Powers and Privileges Committee.
This comes after he was moved from the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) in a reshuffle announced on Tuesday.
In a letter dated Wednesday May 27, Cherargei stated: “I hereby write to notify you that I have declined the appointment to be a member of the powers and privileges committee in the senate of the Republic of Kenya.”