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Trouble In Paradise As Uhuru Kenyatta Threatens To Pull Out Of Azimio

Appointment of members to the Parliamentary Service Commission has become a hard task for the Azimio la Umoja coalition. Disagreements have been witnessed within the coalition as members try to agree on who will be appointed to the position.

Reports reaching our studios have revealed that former president Uhuru Kenyatta who is the leader of the Jubilee party has threatened to pull out of Azimio after they felt shortchanged in the ongoing nominations. The Parliamentary Service Commission is an independent commission that helps to check the smooth running of the National Assembly and the Senate. The commission has seven members drawn from the the two leading parties in the country.

Four members will be drawn from Kenya Kwanza because they are the majority while the other three from Azimio. Speaker Moses Wetangula will be the chair of the commission and the deputy chair will be elected from among the seven nominated members. On Thursday the Jubilee party MPs issued a statement arguing that the three slots should have been shared evenly by the three parties of the coalition i.e Azimio, Wiper and Jubilee.

Azimio however presented a list of members from ODM and Wiper a thing that did not impress the Jubilee party. They nominated Mishi Mboko (ODM), Patrick Makau (Wiper) and Okong'o Omogeni (ODM). These three nominees have already been approved by the parliament. Jubilee MPs have said that they will hold a meeting to decide on their next move about working with coalitions.

"We are in a coalition which all of us purposely committed to be part of, but at the moment we are seeing disregard to the rules of engagements. Jubilee party as part of Azimio is entitled to nominate one commissioner to the PSC. Even is you look at the numbers of elected leaders in both National Assembly and Senate, after ODM Jubilee is the second largest party," says Eldas MP Adan Keynan.

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