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I’m being crucified for refusing to commit ‘treasonable’ act, Kindiki says after losing Senate Deputy speaker seat

Embattled Senate Deputy Speaker has finally been thrown out of the position after a 4-hour debate in the Senate on Friday.

The outgoing Deputy speaker expressed his disappointment at Jubilee’s decision to call a special meeting to debate his impeachment even as the country grapples with serious issues, including the Covid-19 pandemic, locust invasion, and a struggling economy.

Kindiki said that it is such a shame that the leaders had gathered in the Senate for such an elitist triviality powered by petty, vindictive, and divisive politics as their people hurt from the lethal combination of a ravaging pandemic, floods, locust invasion, and a collapsing economy.

The embattled senator said that he wished the urgent meeting, which was done in haste,  was to discuss what to do to help the poor Kenyans who are struggling every day.

Speaking in the senate as he gave his defense during his impeachment motion, Kindiki said that it was unfortunate that he was being thought to be disrespecting Jubilee party leader President Uhuru Kenyatta.

He told the House that he had nothing but respect for President Uhuru Kenyatta both as the leader of the party and country at large.

He added that he would support Uhuru Kenyatta loyally until the end of his term and wished the president the best as he delivers to Kenyans.

“There are those who thought I could be persuaded or even threatened in engaging in what, in my view, is a treasonable act that would destroy this country…Humility is not a sign of weakness,” he said.

Kindiki further noted that however ‘dark’ it gets, very soon the sun of freedom will shine in Kenyaadding that he forgives all those who are responsible for his woes.

The motion for Kindiki’s removal was moved by the Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata.

According to Kang’ata, Senator Kindiki failed to attend a Jubilee Party Parliamentary Group meeting.

The Senate Majority Whip also accused Kindiki of making a controversial ruling that was counterproductive to the party leader’s agenda.

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