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Speaker Muturi breaks silence after Wetangula’s Ford Kenya awarded National Assembly seat in Kenya Kwanza power sharing deal

 

Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi has finally broken after the post of National Assembly Speaker was reserved for Moses Wetangula’s Ford Kenya in Kenya Kwanza power sharing deal.

In his reaction, Muturi has declared he has no intention of serving in the post in the Parliament that would be formed after the August 9 General Election.

“I have said that having done two terms, I wouldn’t want to continue any longer. I feel it is fair to allow other Kenyans to take the mantle,” he said.

Muturi, while at a parliamentary reporters’ retreat, also revealed plans to extend the calendar of Parliament for at least one week.

He said this would be to enable a consonance in the adjournments of both the National Assembly and the Senate.

“It doesn’t make sense that the House which considers over 95 per cent of national legislation goes home earlier,” Muturi said.

He was confident a lot has improved during his time as speaker and urged kenyans as well as state agencies to strive to understand the operations of the House.

“The judiciary has been interpreting some of our processes but we find cases where they have not appreciated what the rulings mean,” he said.

Meanwhile, Details of how Ruto will share power with his key partners in the Alliance emerged on Wednesday.

According to a report by Citizen TV, the presidential post and that of the deputy president have been reserved for William Ruto’s UDA party. Whereas the running mate post has gone to the UDA, it is reported to have been categorically reserved for the Mt Kenya region.

The deal has also seen Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi land a lucrative position of the Prime Cabinet Secretary if Ruto wins the August 9, general elections and forms government.

The agreement has also reserved the post of The National Assembly Speaker to Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and his Ford Kenya party. Musalia and Mudavadi have also been promised a 30% share of Ruto’s government, that is appointments in all ministries and government parastatals.

The two Western Kenya leaders are in return, required to get Ruto 70% of the votes from the five counties of Western Kenya.

The new entrant into Kenya Kwanza Alliance, Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi, and his Pamoja African Alliance has been rewarded with the post of Senate speaker’s seat.

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    Written by Kizito Olengo

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