The special session of parliament will see MPs allied to the two wings of the ruling party Jubilee facing each other on opposing ends
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has summoned MPs from their long Christmas break to a 3-day special seating that is to ratify a raft of measures geared towards fast-tracking a grand alliance against DP William Ruto in 2022.
The meeting is expected to help craft Raila Odinga’s Azmio La Umoja as a political coalition; it is to be convened on December 21-23 2021. The matter has however kicked up a fresh storm as MPs allied to DP Ruto have vowed to shoot it down. The standoff will bring President Uhuru Kenyatta into a direct clash with his deputy, William Ruto. The special session will see MPs allied to the two wings of the ruling party Jubilee facing each other on opposing ends, the others will be opposition ODM, and the One Kenya Alliance (OKA).
Mr Muturi is in a unique position as speaker and at the same time a presidential aspirant in the 2022 elections on a Democratic Party ticket, something that has been faulted by many but he has refused to resign.
Speaking during the country’s 58th Jamhuri Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens on December 12, a bitter President Kenyatta lambasted the courts over the BBI issue
President Kenyatta on his part is determined to pitch in some decisive blows towards his “preferred heir” former Prime Minister Raila Odinga after a bad year with courts that have roundly trashed every state bill including the BBI. The judiciary was not through with Mr Kenyatta when a court once again trashed a decision to kick out jubilee MCAs in Tharaka Nithi for being allied to DP Ruto, the court ordered they be re-instated and compensation fully!
Speaking during the country’s 58th Jamhuri Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens on December 12, a bitter President Kenyatta lambasted the courts over the BBI issue. An angry President said “one-day BBI would happen” berating those who are opposed to it including his deputy William Ruto blaming them for trying to sabotage the “aspirations” of the country’s founding fathers who had warned against “constitutional rigidity”
The show of might in parliament will prove who calls the shots after DP Ruto proved his political might when his party UDA virtually all by-elections in central Kenya this year proving that UDA is the only “bull in Mount Kenya” region.
Kenyatta is keen to change this narrative and put Raila Odinga on a firm path to succeed him.
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