NASA Senate Parliamentary Group has voted to oust Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula as Minority Leader.
During a meeting on Tuesday morning at the Senate lounge, they resolved to have Siaya Senator James Orengo replace Mr. Wetangula.
Mr. Orengo is set to be sworn in this afternoon even as the decision to eject Mr. Wetangula awaits final ruling by Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka.
In a surprise twist however, NASA chief executive Norman Magaya has written to the Senate Speaker claiming the opposite.
“I have instructions from the National Super Alliance Summit comprising the NASA principals to inform you that Senator Moses Wetangula remains the duly nominated leader of minority in the Senate by NASA,” the letter reads in part.
The Senate Speaker will rule on the Senators decision and Magaya’s letter Tuesday afternoon.
NASA Summit comprises of Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Wetangula while the coalition has a total of 28 senators in parliament; 20 from ODM, four from Wiper and three from the Amani National Congress.
FORD-Kenya, also a NASA affiliate party, has only one Senator – Wetangula.
A call to eject Wetangula as the Senate Minority Leader was first presented to the Senate Speaker on Thursday, March 15.
Twenty out of NASA’s 27 Senators signed in favour of Mr. Wetangula’s ouster, surpassing the required two-thirds majority by two.
The Speaker Okayed Mr. Wetangula’s removal though he suspended the move until NASA submits the name of their new Minority Leader.
Source Citizen Digital