President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday June 2, during a Jubilee party Parliamentary Group Meeting at State House, Nairobi, announced new changes in the National Assembly leadership.
In the changes announced by the head of State, National Assembly Majority Whip Benjamin Washiali and his deputy nominated MP Cecily Mbarire were kicked out.
Navakholo MP Emmanuel Wangwe has replaced Washiali while Igembe North MP Maoka Maore replaces Mbarire.
The changes are expected to be communicated to the Speaker of the National Assembly today.
The PG which was chaired by Uhuru at State House also resolved to effect further changes at the House committees as part of the ongoing purge to kick out all MPs not supporting President’s agenda.
The National Assembly Majority whip Aden Duale has survived the President’s axe.
It had been earlier speculated that Duale was among the list of those that were to be kicked out.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria through a Facebook post on Monday June 1 had listed Duale (Majority Leader), Benjamin Washiali (Majority Whip), Cecily Mbarire (Deputy Majority Whip), Kimani Ichungwa (Budget), William Cheptumo (JLAC), Gladys Boss Shollei (Delegated), Julius Melly (Education), Joseph Limo (Finance), Alice Wahome (Vice-Chair Legal) and himself (Vice-Chair Transport) as those that were to be kicked out.