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Duale’s Replacement Touted as Uhuru Orders PG Meeting

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered another Parliamentary Group meeting possibly aimed at replacing Jubilee Party Majority Leader Aden Duale.

According to a statement sent to the party members by his excellency on Saturday, June 20, the meeting is expected to take place at the Kenyatta International Conference Center on Monday, June 22, at 9 a.m.

According to a source who spoke to Kenyans.co.ke on condition of anonymity, the president is expected to oversee a raft of changes with a number of leaders jostling for the various top seats including the Budget Committee chair which is reportedly contested by Kieni MP Kanini Kega and his Limuru counterpart Peter Mwathi.

A report by Daily Nation also indicated that the meeting is also expected to have Majority Leader Aden Duale axed from his position and likely to be replaced by Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya.

President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) with his deputy William Ruto (right) during Madaraka Day celebrations State House, Nairobi on June 1, 2020

President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) with his deputy William Ruto (right) during Madaraka Day celebrations State House, Nairobi on June 1, 2020

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“I wish to invite you for a Jubilee Coalition, National Assembly Parliamentary Group Meeting at Kenyatta International Conference Center, on Monday 22nd June 2020 at 9 a.m.,” read the statement that was later tweeted by Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju.

Reports also indicate that the head of state convened the meeting after receiving a petition that was signed by 130 Jubilee MPs expressing their lack of confidence in Duale.

It was also established that the party would use the opportunity to make appointments to committee positions that had been left vacant after leaders who were claimed to be leaning towards the Deputy President William Ruto’s camp got axed.

“The purge is not complete without the removal of Duale,” the publication quoted Nick Salat.

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This comes just days after elders siding with Duale sought audience with the party arguing that he had performed his duties well and that he had never disrespected the president.

Other changes expected to shake up the party include the touted appointment of Moiben MP Silas Teren as the chair of the Agriculture Committee.

“The party leadership will populate the committees during the PG meeting on Monday and assign new committee leaders. We want to get this done so we can focus on serious matters,” another official disclosed.

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, on the other hand, fears that the party’s meeting would be of a condescending nature in that the leaders would be addressed with disregard of their ages.

Homabay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga, however, told off Kuria accusing him of hypocrisy over insults yet demands decent treatment.

“Classic case of the pot calling the kettle black! What of the insults you spew on your TL with reckless abandon!” Stated Wanga.

President Uhuru Kenyatta (centre) with Deputy President William Ruto (right) and Majority Leader Aden Duale at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on January 29, 2014.

President Uhuru Kenyatta (centre) with Deputy President William Ruto (right) and Majority Leader Aden Duale at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on January 29, 2014.

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