Kipipiri Member of Parliament Amos Kimunya has expressed his gratitude to President Uhuru Kenyatta following his appointment the National Assembly Majority Leader.
Speaking on Monday after the Parliamentary Group meeting held at KICC Nairobi, Mr. Kimunya said it is a humbling appointment which he won’t take lightly.
“I want to thank the President, who is also the party leader, for proposing me to take over as the new national assembly majority leader for the next 2 years.
Honourable Kimunya applauded his predecessor Aden Duale for his dedication and commitment in serving the party for the past 8 years.
“The outcome of the meeting was change in party leadership. I do not take this appointment lightly; it is an honour. I appreciate the dedicated service Hon. Duale has rendered to this country, I know his commitment,” said Kimunya.
The PG meeting also saw Aden Keynan appointed as the new Coalition Secretary.
The changes were read out by Jubilee Majority Whip Emmanuel Wangwe in the presence President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.
However, MPs loyal to the DP went missing.
Aden Duale’s ouster comes after a petition from more than 130 MPs accused him of sabotaging the Jubilee agenda.
Meanwhile, the fate of those who missed out on the Monday PG meeting is clearly defined as the party continues to effect changes.
On Sunday, Jubilee Party Vice Chairman David Murathe issued a stun warning to members if they fail to attend the meeting.
“Missing the PG meeting should not come to anyone’s mind. Disciplinary actions is crystal clear in Jubilee Party Act to those who are deviating from fundamental requirements of the party,” Murathe wrote on his Facebook page.
It is barely a month after 16 MPs were de-whipped over dishonesty in the party.