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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,24TH JAN 2018– Four Jubilee Party legislators ousted from four parliamentary committees on Tuesday have moved to court to oppose the move.
The legislatures deemed rebels are Moiben MP Silas Tiren, David Bowen of Marakwet East Nandi Hills Mp Alfred Keter and Emgwen legislator Alex Kosgey.
In the Parliamentary Committee on Labour and Social Welfare, a bitter exchange ensued as Nandi MP Alfred Keter took on his Jubilee colleagues after Nominated Member of Parliament David Ole Sankok moved a motion of no confidence against him and his vice-chair, Catherine Wambilianga.
The two were eventually voted out with Sankok arguing that due process was not followed in the election of Keter as the committee chair.
However, Keter, who had the backing of opposition lawmakers among them Wilson Sossion and Nyatike Member of Parliament Tom Odege termed the grounds in the motion as illegal, adding that it sets a bad precedence for parliamentary committees.
“It’s unfortunate to see an independent Parliament being muzzled by one arm of government. What is being done, what we are going through, we might be seen as small people but we are presiding over the collapse of Parliament,” said an agitated Keter.
Justice George Odunga is expected to issue a ruling on the matter.