Speaker re­vokes Mbadi’s House mi­nor­ity sta­tus

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - NATIONAL NEWS - BY SAMWEL OWINO

Na­tional As­sem­bly Speaker John Mu­turi yes­ter­day re­voked the nom­i­na­tion of Mr John Mbadi as Leader of Mi­nor­ity.

Mr Mu­turi said the op­po­si­tion par­ties’ mode of filling po­si­tions was not ac­cord­ing to the Stand­ing Or­ders.

The Speaker said he had re­ceived many let­ters from Na­tional Su­per Al­liance af­fil­i­ate par­ties over the House po­si­tions and could not act on any.

“I ask the coali­tion to sub­mit names in ful­fil­ment of the laid­down pro­ce­dures. This ought to be con­cluded by the time the House re­sumes on Novem­ber 7,” he said.

Two let­ters

The Speaker added that he re­ceived a let­ter from Nasa prin­ci­pal Moses We­tang’ula on Septem­ber 13 no­ti­fy­ing him of a res­o­lu­tion ap­point­ing Mr Mbadi Mi­nor­ity party leader, Mr Ayub Savula (Lu­gari) Deputy Mi­nor­ity leader, Mr Robert Mbui (Kathi­ani) Mi­nor­ity Whip and Mr Chris Wa­malwa (Ki­minini) Deputy Chief Whip.

On Septem­ber 21, he got a let­ter from Mbadi no­ti­fy­ing him of a de­ci­sion by Nasa to leave va­cant the of­fices of Deputy Leader of Mi­nor­ity, Mi­nor­ity Whip and Deputy Mi­nor­ity Whip. Mr Mbadi yes­ter­day said the op­po­si­tion would com­ply with the Speaker’s or­der.

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