In what is turning out to be a political face-off pitting rival camps allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, another Tanga Tanga MP allied to DP Ruto has been kicked out of a Parliamentary Committee.
Nominated MP David Ole Sankok who was a member of the National Cohesion and Equal Opportunity Committee lost his slot in what he terms as unfair punishment due to his association with the DP.
Sankok maintained that he was ejected from the committee because of his support for Deputy President William Ruto, insisting that due process for ejecting him was followed.
“In accordance to Standing Orders 176 (1) and 176 (2) the de-whipping was done procedurally, though I suspect it is linked to my refusal to yield to distant myself from the DP.
This comesjust a few days after the MP led his colleagues to meet the DP when he hosted people living with disability last week.
Sankok alleged that one of the committee members had paid him a visit at his home with a view to convince him to stop supporting Ruto but he refused his demands. He wished to be replaced by a person who will fight for the rights of the persons living with disabilities.
“He traveled all the way to my home to make strange demands, but I hope he didn’t influence my removal.
“I hope I will be replaced by a member who will fight for equal opportunities for persons with disabilities and the marginalized communities because that was my duty in the committee,” he added.
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi confirmed that he had received and accepted the letter and was preparing to replace Sankok within 14 days.
“I have received and accepted a letter from the Jubilee Party that it has discharged Hon. David Ole Sankok from the Committee on National Cohesion and Equal Opportunity with immediate effect. The vacancy will be filled in 14 days,” Muturi stated.
Other Members of Parliament allied to Ruto who have since been shown the door from the various Parliamentary committees include; Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Laikipia Woman Representative Catherine Waruguru, Aldai MP Cornelly Serem, and Bomet Woman Representative Joyce Chepkoech Korir.