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It was easy working with Duale than Kimunya as Majority Leader – Mbadi

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 17:20 | By
Suba South MP John Mbadi. PHOTO/Courtesy

National Assembly Minority Leader John Mbadi has come out to give a clear distinction between former Majority leader Aden Duale and his successor Amos Kimunya.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Nation, Mbadi said that though the two parliamentarians are brilliant and good at what they do, he enjoyed working with Duale the most.

While referring to Duale as a friend, Mbadi said that the Garissa Township MP was more consultative and proactive than Kimunya who he claims is more reserved.

"The working relationship I had with Duale was much better than the one I have with the current Majority Leader Amos Kimunya. Duale was more consultative and proactive. He knew something that would rattle me and he would call me in advance to explain," Mbadi told the publication.

The Suba South MP further revealed that Duale was more consultative compared to the former Finance minister, who he described as a leader who liked doing things by himself.

He said that he finds it difficult to deal with the Kipipiri MP, who he accuses of keeping him in the dark over motions to be brought on the floor of the House for debate.

"Kimunya often ambushes me on the floor of the House with some decisions. Certainly, it was easier working with Duale than Kimunya. Kimunya is very intelligent, you know he has a PCA and PhD but Duale has a better way of reaching out to people while Kimunya likes keeping it to himself," Mbadi said.

The ODM MP's statement comes barely two years since Kimunya took over from Duale as Majority Leader in the National Assembly.

Duale was ousted as Majority Leader by the Jubilee during the party's Parliamentary Group Meeting that was chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta in June 2020.

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