Days after an alleged punitive withdrawal of security detail of some Jubilee politicians allied to Deputy President William Ruto, a debate is intensifying around the issue.
President Uhuru Kenyatta who reportedly ordered for the withdrawal of the MPs security detail has found himself on the receiving end from Ruto's allies bashing him for being partisan.
Speaking to the Standard, Kipkelion West MP Hillary Koskei wondered why Uhuru is angry when Ruto's ally politick but silent when opposition supporters engage in the same.
“You cannot tell the other side to keep quiet and leave the other. President Uhuru has never confirmed his position on this matter. It is high time a parliamentary group meeting is called and the Jubilee position taken so that those who defy are dealt with,” he was quoted.
This comes amid claims that the group whose bodyguards have been recalled are being victimised over their unending politicking despite Uhuru's calls to cease this.
Koskei now wants Uhuru to come clean on his real intentions and call a Jubilee Party parliamentary group to bring the ongoing party issue to rest.
His follows reports that more parliamentarians allied to the DP are set to lose their state protection and parliamentary leadership positions.
On his side, Baringo south MP William Cheptumo who is reportedly among those earmarked for removal said that the exercise must be conducted constitutionally.
“Constitution of the House committees is provided for in the Standing Orders. Should anybody perceive that the leadership requires to be altered, then they know the right channel to follow," he said.
So far, Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and MPs Alice Wahome (Kandara), Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu) and Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati) have had their security detail slashed.
The National Police Service through its spokesperson Charles Owino said that it was procedural to "reshuffle the officers".