Differences emerge between Jubilee MPs over leadership of National Assembly committee on Labour and Social Welfare

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,18TH JAN 2018-A tussle is brewing among Jubilee MPs over the leadership of the National Assembly committee on Labour and Social Welfare .Some  Jubilee members have already written  to Speaker Justin Muturi requesting for a repeat election.

They claim  that they were not in their right senses when they voted Nandi Hills MP Mr Alfred Keter as the committee chairman and Bungoma Woman Representative Catherine Wambilianga (Nasa) as vice-chairperson in the December 14, 2017 election.

However addressing the press on Thursday in Nairobi Nandi Hills Member of parliament Keter Keter was categorical  dismissing  their petition saying it has no force of the law even as he warned the MPs that they stand to lose their parliamentary seats if it is discovered they voted without their conscience.

“They have written to the speaker in their individual capacities requesting that another election be held. But I also request that they be examined medically to determine their mental status,” Mr Keter said.

“It could also mean that they were not in their right senses when they contested in the August 8, 2017 elections, something that could put a lot of doubt in the eligibility as members of parliament,” he said. Speaker Muturi is yet to confirm the Allegations.

This comes as the Jubilee party dewhiped the MP alongside his colleagues Silas Tiren (Moiben), Kangogo Bowen (Marakwet East), James Gakuya (Embakasi North) and Alex Kosgey (Emgwen) for vying against the party’s preferred list of individuals.

However, the removal was suspended by the high court in Nairobi pending the hearing and determination of a case they filed.

 

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