Ruto speaks after changes in House Leadership
By Vincent Kejitan | July 16th 2020
Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday opined on the
latest changes in the House Parliamentary Committees urging legislators to work
Through a tweet, the DP called for unity, reminding the MPs
affected that they are working for God, not man.
“With the changes in Parliamentary leadership including
committee membership & leadership now concluded, I urge all MPs NOT to be
divided but work TOGETHER in serving the PEOPLE.
“Col.3:23, Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart,
as working for God,not human masters,” he tweeted.
More than 15 MPs allied to DP Ruto were moved from key House
Committees and they were replaced by pro-BBI legislators who are allied to
One of those who was moved to a less lucrative committee was
Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa who previously headed the Budget and Appropriations
Committee but will now serve in the Member Services Committee.
Ichung’wa welcomed the idea of serving in his new role
saying he will ensure all the lawmakers are comfortable during sittings
especially during this Covid-19 period.
“…I thank the Majority Leader and Majority Whip for the
opportunity to serve in the Member Services Committee, which was previously
known as the Catering Committee… these services includes virtual sittings in
this age of COVID-19 to help elderly members like baba of Parliament Jimmy Nuru
Angwenyi and Maina Kamanda, to continue serving their constituents.
“This is also the committee that oversights the
Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC),” said Ichung’wa.
In the new arrangement, ODM will chair the Education and
Finance and Planning committees.
The party will also have vice chairpersons in the Legal
Affairs and Constitution Implementation Oversight committees.
Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga will chair the Finance and Planning Committee while her Busia counterpart Florence will head the Education Committee.
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