A clause in the Kenya Kwanza Alliance (KKA) coalition agreement has now come back to haunt the outfit’s affiliate parties, with the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) hogging all the top posts in the National Assembly.
Although Mr Mudavadi and Mr Wetang’ula have directly benefited from the KKA arrangement after landing plum positions, their foot soldiers feel short-changed.
The most affected by the KKA arrangement on the sharing of the parliamentary committee and leadership slots is Amani National Congress (ANC) of Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi and National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula’s Ford-Kenya who are, together with President William Ruto’s UDA, regarded as founding members of KKA.
Nation understands that some senior members in ANC and Ford-Kenya are not happy with the manner in which they are being treated by their UDA counterparts, accusing them of greed.
UDA has Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu, National Assembly majority leader), Sylvanus Osoro (South Mugirango, majority chief whip), Aaron Cheruiyot (Kericho, Senate majority leader), and Tabitha Keroche (Nakuru, Senate deputy majority leader).
Only ANC’s Boni Khalwale (Kakamega, Senate chief whip) has bagged a top seat in the leadership.
Bungoma Woman Representative Catherine Wambilianga, who is also chairperson of Ford-Kenya yesterday told Nation it was unfair for UDA to give itself the chairmanships of all committees
ANC and Ford-Kenya are being haunted by a clause in the agreement, which says responsibilities will be shared on pro-rata basis (proportionally).
UDA has bagged all four slots allocated to the Kenya Kwanza Alliance in the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC), locking out its partners.