Blow for Jubilee Party after key ally defects to Maendeleo Chap Chap

Pressure has been mounting on Kamama to relinquish his powerful parliamentary position.

Tiaty MP and Chairman of the powerful parliamentary National Security Committee, Asman Kamama has defected to Alfred Mutua’s Maendeleo Chap Chap Party.

Pressure has been mounting on Kamama to relinquish his powerful parliamentary position following claims that he 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.

Last week, 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.

Politicians' murders

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

Mr Kamama will be facing the Reverend Simon Kiuta, who is eyeing the Jubilee ticket, and Baringo County Assembly Speaker William Kamket, who wants to run on the Kanu ticket in the August polls.

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

The defection is a major boost for Mutua’s Maendeleo Chap Chap Party after recently bagging high profile politicians such as former Uhuru’s advisor Kilemi Mwiria, Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti, Embu Deputy Governor Dorothy Nditi, Mbeere North MP Charles Njagagua among a host of other MCAs.

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