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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,22ND JAN 2018-The National Super Alliance (Nasa) says its members will not take part in a session of parliament planned for Tuesday to pass a vote of no confidence on the chairmen of four committees of the National Assembly.
In a memo addressed to all Nasa members of the affected committees, Minority Whip Junet Mohamed directed them not to be part of “an illegal process.”
“You are hereby directed not to participate in the said meetings, which have been called for the sole purpose of removing the leadership of those committees,” Mr Junet, who is also Suna East MP, said in the memo copied to Mr Mbadi.
The meetings to remove MPs Alfred Keter (Nandi Hills), Silas Tiren (Moiben), James Gakuya (Embakasi North) and Kangogo Bowen (Marakwet East) will be held from 10am in different locations within parliamentary buildings.
Jubilee has a majority of 12 members in the 19-member departmental committees while Nasa has seven.
A quorum of nine members is required before a committee can start its business at the appointed time.
“You have already exercised your mandate under Standing Order 179 of the National Assembly in electing the committees’ leadership. Kindly be advised accordingly,” Mr Mohamed said.
National Assembly Clerk Michael Sialai has already given notice for the vote of no confidence sessions against the leadership of the four committees.
The MPs are been accused of finding their way into the committees’ leadership against a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto during a State House meeting in December 2017, just a day before they got elected.
Showdown looms to see what happens after the said vote of no confidence is passed against the Members of Parliament.Already the MPs have said they will not vacate office.