Jubilee forces NASA Principal to lose his vehicle

Jubilee MPs ganged up in parliament to ensure the NASA leader loses his privileges.

The legislators have demanded that the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) should strip Wetangula of the powers that come along with the position of Senate Minority Leader.

Wetangula occupied the office of the Senate Minority leader during the 11th parliament.

The NASA leadership and legislators have agreed in principal to ensure Wetangula retain his position in the 12th parliament, however this has still not been made official as per the House Standing Orders as MPs and Senators allied to the coalition have boycotted parliamentary sittings.

The Jubilee MPs have reported the matter to the National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi who also doubles up as the PSC Chairperson to strip Wetangula, other former NASA whips and their principal assistants of their powers and privileges, which include official cars fuelled by the taxpayer.

The leaders are also accorded furnished offices by PSC, enhanced security and office staff, besides being paid responsibility allowances as part of the peeks that come with their respective offices.

The Jubilee legislators have argued that since the Opposition has not yet brought to Parliament a list of leaders, the former holders of those positions should surrender their privileges.

Leader of Majority Aden Duale disclosed in Parliament that he had seen Wetang'ula still using his official vehicle yet he had not been named as the holder of the office in the 12th Parliament.

"I have seen Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula still using the GK vehicle assigned to him when he was the minority leader. We want you to give a ruling on why he and other leaders are still enjoying these privileges as per Article 108 of the Constitution and Standing Orders 19 and 20 that stipulate the special entitlements for these leaders," Duale stated.

Muturi later said he would handle the matter administratively and call on the former NASA coalition leaders to surrender the facilities.

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