Siaya Senator James Orengo has weighed in on the readmission of Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura to the Senate. Speaking on Wednesday, the senior counsel welcomed Mwaura back to the House and thanked the Speaker Kenneth Lusaka for respecting the court order that set aside a decision by the governing Jubilee Party disciplinary committee to banish the nominated legislator from the party. Orengo urged other senators to accept Mwaura's readmission even if they disagreed with the court order.
"Welcome back Senator Mwaura. Mwaura and I go a long way. Thank you Mr Speaker for respecting court orders. We must accept court orders even if we don't like them. Senator Mwaura must be given what he missed including the allowances in full. We must speak out for each other when a wrong is done, " the Siaya senator James Orengo said on Wednesday on the floor of the Senate.
The governing Jubilee Party nominated senator Isaac Maigua Mwaura speaks to the press at a past press conference. [Source Coyrtesy]
Isaac Mwaura went to court after he was banished from the ruling party. He argued that the party had not followed the law in expunging his name from the party register. The court agreed with him and set aside the party disciplinary committee's decision to remove him from the party.
His removal from Jubilee Party came weeks after he publicly attacked President Uhuru Kenyatta and joined the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party led by Deputy President Dr William Ruto. The party accused him of championing another party in violation of its rules, an accusation that the nominated senator strongly disputed in court.
The deputy president Dr. William Ruto gestures while making a speech at a past function. [Source Courtesy]
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