Uhuru breaks silence, explains why he fired Murkomen & team

I could not continue pleading!

A file image of President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday broke his silence on the ongoing changes in the Jubilee parliamentary leadership that have seen several high ranking officials lose their positions.

President Kenyatta confirmed that he had orchestrated the changes in the parliamentary leadership saying he needed people who are supportive of his government's agenda.

He added that there was no limit to the length he would go to ensure his agenda is not sabotaged saying it he had already pleading with the affected parties but failed.

"I want people who are not going to fight the agenda I laid out to the people of Kenya. I want who will support my agenda.

"I don't have much time to go and continue pleading. If you feel you are not able to work in tandem with my agenda, please, why don't you let me put in place someone who is willing. These positions are very important to me and my government's fulfillment of its agenda," Kenyatta said.

The President said those who were relieved of the extra responsibilities now had more time to politic and do their own things without affecting his government's agenda.

The President's sentiments confirmed that he was firmly behind the changes which some have tried to blame on other forces.

Former Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki, one of those axed, said he was well aware that President Kenyatta was not behind his removal.

Kindiki was removed from his position alongside Elgeyo Marakwet Kipchumba Murkomen who served as Senate Majority Leader and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika who served as Senate Chief Whip.

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