Jubilee seeks to withdraw Khalwale from House team
The Jubilee coalition has moved to try and enforce provisions of the Political Parties Act by withdrawing their support for a senator for apparent failure to toe the coalition line in the Senate.
If a motion proposed in the Senate on Tuesday by Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki gets House approval, Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale will be withdrawn from two committees including one he had intended to chair.
Dr Khalwale, a United Democratic Forum senator, has announced publicly that he will not support Jubilee despite his party signing a post-election coalition agreement.
The government’s motion to discharge Dr Khalwale from the two teams comes in the wake of a stalemate over the leadership of the key committee on Finance, Commerce and Economic Affairs.
Twice, the nine members of the team have been unable to elect a chairman with Dr Khalwale and Mandera Senator Kerrow Billow (URP) tying with the support of four of their colleagues.