Since the beginning of a cleanup exercise by President Uhuru two days ago, there are re-alignments in the politics of the day. A number of senators and MPs who were staunch supporters of the Deputy President William Ruto have decamped and shown support to the Kieleweke team.
This is after it emerged that the Jubilee party leadership headed by Uhuru Kenyatta and Raphael Tuju had decided to recall all those who were not in support of their decision to remove both Murkomen and Kihika from their lucrative senate positions for the party.
Now, a number of nominated senators who had been listed for recall by the party have come out to defend themselves from claims that they are against President Uhuru Kenyatta. Millicent Omanga, a nominated Senator who has been a staunch supporter of the DP has urged the president to give her a chance to explain what has been happening and show her unmeasured support to his office.
She noted that she has not spoken to the DP for two weeks and didn’t attend the State House Meeting only because she didn’t receive the invitation letter. Another nominated Senator has also distanced herself from the rebel group noting that she didn’t attend only because she had been locked out of Nairobi by the Government directive on tackling COVID-19. She has gone ahead to further note down their new leaders in the Senate for those who dare question her loyalty.
Aden Duale has also not been left out in the race to save himself. Duale has assured his supporters and critics that he has always been an avid supporter of the President and no one else. He even went ahead to publish photos of him and the president on his Social Media pages pulling down those he featured on with the DP.
Nominated Senator David Ole Sankok has also made a huge about-turn from the DP camp. The Legislator today cemented his support for the President also following keenly on Duale’s actions.