Government might today arrest Kenya Kwanza MPs and Senators – President-elect William Ruto
As Senators and Members of Parliament are planning to vote for their speakers in the Senate and National Assembly, President-elect William Ruto now claims that the government might be planning to arrest Kenya Kwanza leaders.
Dr Ruto who is the outgoing deputy president, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, held a meeting with Kenya Kwanza political leaders and he asked them to be extra vigilant because the Azimio la Umoja which has the blessings of President Uhuru Kenyatta might plan to arrest some of them.
He made the remarks when he met with the political leaders at his official residence in Karen, Lang’ata Sub-County in Nairobi County.
“Someone who can use the security committee to try and overturn the will of the people can do worse. They’re desperate to have the speaker of either house,” he told the lawmakers on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
“Be very careful, they could possibly arrest some of you to reduce our numbers,” said Dr Ruto.
By the close of business on Tuesday, September 6, a total of 19 individuals had applied for the position of the Speaker of the National Assembly while another 17 had expressed their interest in being speakers in the senate.
Kenya Kwanza has already said that Senator Moses Wetang’ula for the National Assembly Speaker while Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka will be the Azimio la Umoja candidate.
It is worth noting that the position is the third most powerful after that of the President and his Deputy.
In the Senate, Kenya Kwanza has settled on former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar Hassan after an agreement was hatched between him and former Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi.
Already, Azimio la Umoja has settled on Mr Kenneth Marende as the candidate who will be the nominee for senate speaker.