Only two months into 2019 and two years before serious campaigns for the soul of the Country’s top leadership yet battle lines have been drawn.
Things have began to get fiery and murky as even elected MPs face death threats over their political stands.
Two Jubilee MPs have come out to claim their lives were in danger due to their dalliances with Deputy President William Ruto.
Laikipia Woman Representative Catherine Waruguru and her Kimilili colleague, Didmus Barasa, said they had reported the threats to Parliament’s Director of Criminal Investigations and OCS.
According to Barasa,an archetype rabble-rouser; one of the threatening messages he had received said: “I have instructions to look for your head, I have come closer to collecting it for my payments but I have decided to give you a final warning. Stop tangatangaring and lie low like an envelope.”
But a defiant Barasa added: “I won’t be cowed to abandon my political stand and support for Deputy President William Ruto. We have been holding a ‘small PG’ to deliberate on the way forward. I will only support the Government’s agenda in the House if it is in line with the campaign pledges.”
Waruguru said besides threats, she had been insulted for supporting Dr Ruto.
“There are those who opposed the Government and the handshake now calling me ‘tanga tanga’. My name is Catherine. I represent the Jubilee government. It is not good when you discuss my dressing and body structure.”
As divisions continues to rock the ruling party, some Jubilee lawmakers called for a Parliamentary Group (PG) meeting to address issues affecting the ruling party.Vocal Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Barasa and John Waluke (Sirisia) stressed that the PG was important to address many issues, including de-whipping members from various committees, consideration of private members’ Bills, delayed disbursement of National Government Constituency Development Fund money, and general in-house matters.
“We need a PG. I know it will not be convened. Majority Leader Aden Duale (Garissa Town) is even on record saying my proposal to set up a select committee to work closely with Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i would be considered in April, yet it is the work of the House Business Committee and plenary,” Kuria said.
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