Soon after it was revealed that parliament had voted to disband the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) secretariat, several ex-cabinet secretaries called URP MPs to congratulate them forÂ finally destroying the commission.
Sources allege the suspended CSs held a mini fundraiser at Weston Hotel on Wednesday to grease the palms of MPs.
The Amendments were supported initially by the URP wing but TNA MPs later joined in what sources alleged was a calculated move to minimise the damage to the ruling coalition. DP Ruto’s allies were the biggest casualties when President Uhuru forced cabinet secretaries who had been adversely mentioned to step aside.
Kazungu Kambi, Davis Chirchir, Felix Koskey and MarryAnne Keittany, the Chief of Staff in the Deputy President’s office were all shown the door.
Earlier, parliament had voted to remove commissioners Irene Keino and Mumo Matemu from EACC, which the President hurriedly signed. The President however spared the commission secretariat which saw the commission chief executive Harakhe Waqo and his Deputy Michael Mubea retain their positions.
The Thursday vote also revealed divisions within CORD, as WIPER and Ford Kenya MPs sided with their Jubilee counterparts to vote the EACC secretariat out of office by passing amendments to the EACC Act to make the commissioners serve part time and also recruit new secretariat.
WIPER MPs were alleged to have been on suspended CS Charity Ngilu’s leash.