Jubilee misses out on party-sponsored PSC members
The National Assembly has dealt a blow to the Jubilee party after approving seven party-sponsored Parliamentary Service Commission(PSC) members leaving out the party.
The House today gave a nod to the Senate's approval to replace Isiolo Senator Fatuma Dullo of Jubilee in with Nyamira Senator Okongo Omogeni of ODM party - leaving Jubilee at odds with Azimio la Umoja -one Kenya coalition.
While tabling the special motion to the floor of the House, Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wa said he sympathisers with the Jubilee Party following Azimio's decision to deny them a slot in the PSC.
“I don’t want to get to the politics of the Azimio coalition and this is not about the politics but a decision that has been made by Senate where Dullo and Omogeni sit, the house knows who better represents them,” Ichung’wa stated.
On her part, Deputy Minority Whip Sabina Chege while accusing the other parties of being selfish she said she will address the matter with the party blaming it for giving conflicting information.
“As we blame ODM, we should not wash our dirty linen in the public. I will choose to address my Party that let’s put our house in order,” Chege stated.
The decision remains final as the National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula denied postponing the approval of the PSC nominees to Monday saying the contractual agreement did not clearly indicate the protocol for sharing the PSC positions.
“I have taken the liberty to peruse the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition agreement, faulty as it may be, to help me navigate this matter, I have noted that it makes no mention of sharing of positions in the commission, that alone deals with a fatal blow to the claims made by Jubilee party,” Wetangula remarked.