Aisha Jumwa kids, Aisha Jumwa husband and his house
Malindi Mp Aisha Jumwa on womens' day. FILE

Major reshuffles at the National Assembly, Parliament Service Commission and Senate committees looms as President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga lay the ground for smooth implementation of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.

At a meeting on Thursday, Mr Odinga told his lieutenants to move quickly and change the composition of committees.

Its part of the trials to start the legal process he is working on with the President for implementing the report once Covid-19 is contained.

The four-hour meeting was held at Orange House, with party insiders saying Mr Kenyatta and the ODM chief are keen on taking complete control of the two Houses in implementing their agenda.

Those who attended the meeting, which started at 2.30pm and ended at about 6pm were Senate Minority Leader James Orengo, his National Assembly counterpart John Mbadi, Minority Whip Junet Mohamed and ODM head of political affairs and Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi.

In the Jubilee party, cleaning up is ongoing. The reshuffles in different committees and the Parliament Service Commission is also on the table.

Jubilee Vice-Chairman David Murathe and Secretary-General Raphael Tuju said the target is party traitors.

“The party is cleaning up. You can’t implement the Jubilee agenda with a hostile leadership. You can take this to the bank. The purge in the National Assembly is coming,” Mr Murathe said.

Those targeted include Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wah, the chairman of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, Minority Whip Benjamin Washiali and his deputy Cecily Mbarire.

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale is also on the radar at the chopping board.

Others are Justice and Legal Affairs Committee chairman William Cheptumo (Baringo North) and Committee on Delegated Legislation chairperson Gladys Shollei.

For ODM, committee changes will just be a formality, as a majority of its members have largely supported the March 9, 2018 Handshake between Mr Kenyatta and Mr Odinga.

For PSC MPs Aisha Jumwa(Malindi) and Benson Momanyi (Borabu) are on the chopping board radar. Already both handshake party secretary generals have issued their names proposing new commission members.

However, the party has de-whipped Narok Senator Ledama Olekina from both the County Public Accounts and Investments Committee and the House Business Committee after he colluded with Jubilee lawmakers to clinch the position.

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