By Munene Kamau and George Olwenya
Three legislators have described their Ndaragwa counterpart Jeremiah Kioni as a âlone rangerâ in the battle to have the Senate scrapped.
Erastus Muriithi (Ol Kalou), Ephraim Maina (Mathira) and Alego Usongaâs Edwin Yinda said doing away with the constitutional office would be going against the wishes of Kenyans.
"As the chairman of the Central Kenya Parliamentary Committee, no one has mandated Kioni to crusade for the abolition of the Senate and whatever he is doing is his own creation," Maina said.
The leaders, who were speaking at Gatura Pentecostal Church of East Africa in Mathira, Nyeri County at the weekend, said Kenyans overwhelming supported the Constitution â including devolved governments â and added that their wishes and aspirations should be respected.
They expressed optimism Kioniâs Motion would not see the light of day, even as they wondered what he was up to.
"Kioni did not consult anyone from Nyandarua County before making public his intentions to table the now controversial Motion," said Muriithi.
Yinda, on his part, said his ODM party would not support such a move.
Separately, Lands minister James Orengo and his Immigration counterpart Otieno Kajwangâ accused Kioni of serving vested interests.
"We know that Kioni is serving the interests of his masters in PNU and we shall resist any attempt to play around with the Constitution," said Kajwangâ.
The two addressed Legio Maria sect faithful at Effeso Legio Maria Church Nzoia before proceeding to St Joseph Ugunja Catholic Church in Ugenya.