Kenya: Jubilee MPs threaten to quit Azimio for being denied influential committee spot

By Victor Abuso
Posted on Tuesday, 15 November 2022 13:24

Kenyan members of parliament during a session in April 2022. REUTERS

MPs from former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party are threatening to quit the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition Party, accusing August Presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party of violating agreements on how to share parliamentary committee leadership slots.

The falling-out came after the former ruling party’s nominee was locked out of the powerful Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC), which was established under Article 127 of the constitution to ensure the smooth functioning of the Houses of Parliament: the Senate and the National Assembly.