Jubilee picks Kithure, Duale as majority leaders


Nairobi, Kenya: President Uhuru Kenya and his deputy William Ruto on Monday met Members of the National Assembly and senators affiliated to the Jubilee Coalition to discuss the Government agenda ahead of Tuesday’s opening of Parliament.

At the meeting with senators, Tharaka Nithi Senator Kindiki Kithure was elected leader of majority in Parliament, Charles Keter as deputy leader while Ms Beatrice Arachi was elected the majority Whip.

The President noted that the senators will play an important role of setting a precedent on how the two levels of government will work in delivering services to Kenyans.

At the meeting with members of the National Assembly, Aden Duale was endorsed as majority leader in Parliament, Naomi Shabaan as the deputy majority leader while Katoo ole Metito was endorsed as the majority Whip.

Mumias Member of Parliament Benjamin Washiali was endorsed as the deputy chief whip.

During the meeting with the Jubilee Members of the National Assembly, President Kenyatta urged them to work together and support each other in passing Bills that will enable the Jubilee Coalition deliver on its pledges in the shortest time possible.

During the two separate meetings held at State House, President Kenyatta emphasized the need for all theJubilee Members of National Assembly and senators to work together in delivering the Government’s pledges to Kenyans.

Reaffirming his commitment to an open-door approach in the running of public affairs, the President said he is ready to consult with Members of Parliament on a regular basis to iron out any arising issues.

“I am keenly looking forward to working with you to make the Jubilee Government a true success story that will transform Kenya,” the President said.

On his part, Deputy President Ruto underscored the need for the Jubilee Members of Parliament to form a seamless focused team that will work together to steer the Government agenda in Parliament.

Ruto reassured the Members of Parliament that he and the President will support them in implementing development projects in their constituencies, saying their success will translate to good services to Kenyans and victory to the Jubilee Coalition.


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