Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) in Kenya have issued a stern warning to disrupt parliamentary proceedings if the Speaker, Moses Wetang’ula, does not implement changes in the minority leadership.
The controversy centers around the decision to remove nominated MP Sabina Chege from her position as Deputy Minority Whip, a move intended to make way for Embakasi West MP Mark Mwenje.
The National Assembly Minority Leader, Opiyo Wandayi, accused Speaker Wetang’ula of dragging his feet despite a court ruling last week that dismissed the case against the leadership changes.
According to Wandayi, the Speaker was informed about the ruling on October 11, and a certified copy of the court order was delivered to him on October 17. However, the Speaker has not taken any action to enforce the court’s decision.
Wandayi made it clear that if the court order issued on October 19 is not implemented promptly, there will be a disruption in parliamentary proceedings when the House resumes its sittings next Thursday.
“If the court order issued on October 19 is not effected by the Speaker and Mwenje is allowed to carry out his duty then there will be no business in the House of Parliament on Thursday when the House resumes sittings,” Wandayi said.
He emphasized that the opposition MPs are prepared to resort to extreme measures to ensure their voices are heard and their demands are met.
Accompanied by Deputy Minority Leader Robert Mbui, Wandayi stated their determination to uphold the integrity of the opposition leadership and ensure the rightful individuals occupy their designated positions.