Defiant MCAs accuse parties of being undemocratic

Thursday February 25 2016

Barwessa MCA Joseph Makilap at a past event. He claims proper procedures were not followed in removing him from the position of deputy majority leader. FILE PHOTO | CHEBOITE KIGEN | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Former Baringo deputy majority leader Mr Joseph Makilap on Wednesday said proper procedures were not followed in removing him from his position after he failed to toe the Jubilee line.

Mr Makilap, along with Nandi County Assembly’s Mr Julius Kiptindinyo Rutto, have been stripped of their House positions for going against the ruling Jubilee coalition’s policies.

Mr Kiptindinyo (Kapsimatwo Ward) was removed by the Jubilee-affiliate United Republican Party from all seven House committees he sat in, including the influential Roads and Infrastructure Committee which he chaired.

While Mr Makilap said proper procedures were not followed in his ouster, Mr Kiptindinyo said he would not quit URP, accusing the party of being undemocratic.

Mr Makilap said the MCAs against him should have followed the County Assembly’s standing orders “and not cheap politics.”

“Anyway, being in that post does not earn me anything and the Jubilee cannot take me anywhere either. After all, I’m still the Public Investment Committee chairman,” said Mr Makilap.