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Jubilee purge continues; speaker who threatened to shoot down BBI unless Uhuru and Raila meet him impeached

The warpath that the Jubilee party has decided to take doesn’t seem to be coming to an end anytime soon, if events that have consistently kept happening by the day are anything to go by.

The very first batch to fall victim to the bloodbath was a band of six nominated renegade senators, after they were axed in one felt swoop. Though they’ve since found reprieve in the courts of law afterwards, it’s only just, as the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal limited its injunction to next week when the body is expected to make a ruling on the matter.

Then came Senator Irungu Kang’ata who was dropped as the Senate Majority Chief Whip, and replaced by Kimani Wamatangi.

Now, the latest casualty in the relentless purge is Nyandarua county speaker Ndegwa Wahome.

Mr. Wahome first came to national prominence on 4th November last year when they held a press conference at the Crown Plaza hotel in Nairobi.

Wahome led the Counties Assemblies Forum (CAF) in threatening to reject the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report if counties weren’t involved in proper consultations.

He gave a raft of conditions, all which he concluded with a demand for an audience with the president and Raila so as to better air his views.

“There are issues that have not been addressed in previous consultations with the President. There is room for amendment of the constitutional Bill. We want the committee to look into the ward development fund. It is unclear what percentage of revenue from the county should go to the ward,” said Mr Wahome.

Immediately after these sentiments, he was impeachment, but managed to get himself reinstated via a Nakuru Court ruling. This is the second time that he is being impeached.

The Tuesday motion which saw 26 MCAs vote to impeach Ndegwa, was opposed by only 4 MCAs.
He was ousted over allegations of gross misconduct.

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Written by Joshua Wanga

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  1. Friday, February 12, 2021 – President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee has continued its purge on errant members, with the latest victim being the Nyandarua County Speaker, Ndegwa Wahome. And immediately he made the remark, Wahome was impeached but later reinstated by a Nakuru Court. He has been impeached again over gross misconduct thanks to Uhuru’s Jubilee.

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