Saturday, June 13, 2015
SHAME: GUMBO NOW THREATENS NYACHAE OVER MONICA JUMA…WILL HE MANAGE (SEE DETAILS)
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Engineer Gumbo, who swore to teach Nyachae the same lesson the National Assembly taught Dr Monica Juma was not alone on this. The Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr Justin Muturi was quick to defend the rejection of Dr Juma by the MPs. He scoffed at Mr Nyachae's threat to take the matter to court saying that it's an exercise in futility. He further defended the house saying it was within its mandate and that no one should seek to direct the MPs on what to do. However it's not lost on Kenyans that the same house that he leads gave him a dress down a while back. The Speaker knows which side of the bread is buttered.
And to reinforce Kalonzo's claim that the government was not serious on Monica Juma's nomination, Aden Duale, leader of majority in the National Assembly, on Saturday led a group of MPs from his North Eastern region to castigate Nyachae.
Back to Gumbo's threat on Nyachae, what are the chances the MPs can gang and throw out Nyachae from the CIC? The answer is Nil. First the CIC is an independent Commission and is within it mandate of ensuring the constitution is implemented correctly both in letter and spirit. Secondly, Nyachae is seen as being sympathetic to the Jubilee government. It should also not be lost to many Kenyans that Nyachae senior, his father, endorsed and supported Uhuru during the last General Election which ushered Uhuru to power. The Senior Nyachae is a man of immense wealth and commands great influence among the Gusii people who form a huge voting block. Any attempts on the younger Nyachae will obviously not be taken lying down. Neither the Jubilee nor the CORD coalitions will not want to be seen to antagonize the Kisii political constituency.
The National Assembly is, on a daily basis, delineating itself from the public.
Kenyans will wait to see what happens next as, most likely, the CIC will this week go to court. The government may also intervene and seek a truce between the CIC and the National Assembly in order to avoid publicly embarrassing itself on this matter.