Tharaka-Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki has been showered with praises during the Senate proceedings in a special sitting aimed at ousting him from the office of Deputy Speaker.
Kithure Kindiki was elected as the Deputy Speaker in the Senate in September 2017, after receiving overwhelming support from the ruling party, Jubilee.
Every honourable member who stood to speak, showered Prof. Kithure with rage reviews, exalting his competence in the seat he has held for over two years.
“We loved you but Jubilee Party loved you more, I support this motion,” said Sen. Malala of Kakamega.
“I’m not here to mourn the fate of my friend Professor Kindiki because nothing can harm a good man in life or in death. I grieve and mourn the deterioration of our democracy…” – Kipchumba Murkomen.
“It is immoral that we hold a motion here today to remove the most distinguished senator professor Kithure Kindiki as the deputy speaker without any proper grounds. We have become a very useless house for lack of better words”. – Says Senator Susan Kihika.
“I have been very loyal to my party ODM and i remain loyal. My brother Kindiki your goose is cooked and you can do nothing about it”- Senator Ledama Ole Kina.
Kindiki joins the list of rebel Jubilee members who have pledged their loyalty to the Deputy President William Ruto against President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kipchumba Murkomen and Susan Kihika are among the leaders who were purged from the Senate leadership and replaced by Samuel Poghisio and Irungu Kang’ata respectively.