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ODM Senator Finally Takes a Post Rejected by Dp Ruto's Close Ally

Tororey 06/29/2020

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Homa Bay senator Moses Kajwang has finally been appointed as the Senate new chairperson of Devolution and Intergovernmental Relations committee.

While announcing his appointment on Tuesday afternoon, Kajwang gracefully accepted the position. He expressed sincere gratitude to his colleagues who believed in his leadership capability.

The second time senator showered accolades to senators Kipchumba Murkomen and John Kinyua who, he alleged, did an exemplary job by laying a firm foundation during their leadership tenure in the committee.

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Further, he promised to improve on what was started by his predecessors in order to enhance devolution and county governance.

"With great humility I take the Chair of @Senate_KEStanding Committee on Devolution and Intergovt Relations. I thank fellow Senators for the trust. Past chairs @kipmurkomen and Senator Kinyua did an excellent job. Mine is to build on their gains and ensure Devolution succeeds," said Kajwang in a tweet.

Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen had been appointed to replace his Laikipia counterpart John Kinyua, who had been removed by Jubilee party on grounds of disloyalty. Murkomen had turned down the offer.

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Murkomen was ousted from Senate majority leadership position as part of the ruling party fumigation process, where dissidents were being axed over disloyalty. Besides Murkomen and Kinyua, others who were dethroned include Prof Kithure Kindiki (Tharaka Nithi), who was the House Speaker and Samson Kiprotich Cherargei (Nandi), who chaired Legal, Justice and Constitutional Affairs committee.

Jubilee shone a spotlight on the deputy president William Ruto's allies in both Houses of Parliament for going against the expectations of the ruling party and the party leader.

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