Jubilee Party reveals plans to remove powerful parliamentary leader

Leader of majority in parliament Aden Duale has revealed that talks are already underway to have the leader relinquish his position as chair and have him replaced by another “able leader”

Leader of majority in parliament Aden Duale (right) alongside Tiaty MP Asman Kamama and other Jubilee parliamentarians during a past press conference.

Leader of majority in parliament Aden Duale has revealed that talks are already underway to have Kamama relinquish his position as chair and have him replaced by another “able leader” who is not from the highly volatile North Rift region.

“We will ask him to chair another important committee and leave that one of security,” Duale said.

There have been claims that Kamama has been using his influential position as chair of the security committee to get access to classified information on security operations on the ground which are later leaked to militia who manage to dodge security personnel.

“There are a number of issues which have been raised by the people of Baringo and North Rift. I am sure Hon Kamama is a man of great integrity and will agree to our proposal,” Duale said.

Recent killings

Kamama had earlier refused to relinquish his position as chairman of the National Security Committee in parliament, despite pressure from Baringo residents to do so terming the prodding as witch-hunt.

He has been among those mentioned in connection with the recent murder of two politicians and conflicts in Baringo County, which he has denied.

Loyamorok Ward Representative Kibet Cheretei and Tiaty parliamentary aspirant Pepee Kitambaa were killed by unknown people on Saturday (Feb 18) in a nightclub in Marigat town, Baringo South.

"Those who want me to resign on claims that l am interfering with investigations about the Baringo conflicts simply do not understand my roles.

"They are confusing my powers and those of the Interior Cabinet Secretary and Inspector General of Police," Mr Kamama said.

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