Jubilee Alliance House Majority leader Aden Duale has told off TNA MPs demanding his resignation that the position of House Majority Leader is safe-guarded by the agreements which led to the formation of Jubilee by bringing together TNA and URP.
Duale, seen as no. 3 in the Jubilee Alliance political pecking order, is Deputy President William Ruto’s key ally who delivered to URP several seats in Mandera County. In fact, it is due to this that Deputy President rewarded him with the slot which, according to TNA-URP pre-election pact, was reserved for Ruto’s party.
“It is a URP position so they have to live with it,” he said. There is nothing they can do,” he said on phone from Turkey, where he accompanied the President on a state visit.
Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau had registered TNA’s displeasure with Duale, accusing him of fighting a government that he is a top and influential Â official.
“We are extremely dismayed by Mr Duale for making reckless statements claiming that Muslims were being targeted in the ongoing operation,” said Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau.
He said Jubilee had many MPs who would readily take up the position if the Majority Leader resigned.
Duale maintains the government’s current war on terrorism targets the Somali community with intimidation and discrimination of security forces.
“The Muslim community is fully in support of the war on terrorism but we are totally against situations where security agents arrest our people indiscriminately.Â “Do they want us to clap when our people are being discriminated against?” he said.
The MP said they joined politics to help their people and not to “clap hands at everything”.