Apparently as a demonstration of how wide the rift between them has grown, Uhuru's camp has been seen ejecting Ruto allies from top leadership positions of the Jubilee Party they founded together.
In 2020, about 30 senators and MPs were purged from powerful parliamentary positions, a job that was done by Uhuru's troops with the help of their colleagues from ODM boss Raila Odinga's wing.
It has emerged that four more who are chairing committees will soon be on the chopping board, among them Laikipia Woman Rep and Vice Chair of the Agriculture Committee Catherine Waruguru.
House majority leader Amos Kimunya confirmed the planned changes, admitting that they are about cutting the DP to side and saying that they are "also linked to the support of the party leader’s agenda".
“Committee reorganisation is a continuous process to revitalise them and ensure their leadership is in sync with the membership,” he told The Star, but did not name those they're keen on showing the door.
But the paper has established that Waruguru and Bura MP Ali Wario who chairs the Regional Integration committee of the National Assembly are among the targeted victims.
Others are Lungalunga MP Khatib Mwashetani, the Vice Chair of the Lands Committee and Eldama Ravine MP Moses Lesonet who chairs the committee on Budget and Appropriations.
The paper has also established that some other allies of Ruto will be removed from the powerful committees they are currently members of and moved to inferior ones as part of the plan.
Uhuru has been seen to enjoy massive powers in the house with the support of Raila, with the two managing to even beat the DP's side when it comes to constitutional amendment matters.
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