Deputy President William Ruto has urged members of Parliament to work together after the conclusion of changes in Parliament in which his allies were ousted from key positions in both the House and Committee leadership. The changes also affected the composition of House committees.
The sentiment comes a day after Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa was de-whipped from the powerful Budgets and Appropriations Committee and slotted into the Member Services and Facilities Committee which was previously known as the Catering Committee. He has been replaced by Kieni MP Kanini Kega.Hon. Ichungwa is among 16 MPs axed from the leadership of key House Committees following a purge in Jubilee where President Kenyatta sought to wrestle control from his deputy.
Taking to his Twitter account to express the sentiment, the DP downplayed the purge, urging MPs to work together.
With the changes in Parliamentary leadership including committee membership & leadership now concluded, I urge all MPs NOT to be divided but work TOGETHER in serving the PEOPLE. Col.3:23, Whatever you do,work at it with all your heart, as working for God,not human masters.
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) July 16, 2020