The Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale at a past event. [Photo|Nairobi News]
The Kikuyu Council of Elders has castigated National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale for 'bullying' MPs from Mount Kenya region.
Speaking during New Year party celebrations and prayers at Mukurwe Wa Nyagathanga, Murang'a County, the elders accused the Garissa Township legislator of sidelining MPs from the region during the distribution of membership and leadership positions for key committees in the House.
The council's secretary general Rev Peter Munga, said Mt Kenya lawmakers have failed to complain for fear of retribution from the Majority Leader.
"The council has opted to make our concerns known because our elected leaders are silent when they should be speaking. We are concerned that they are silent on the way committee leadership positions are being distributed in Parliament. Majority Leader Aden Duale distributed membership and leadership positions of the Agriculture committee in a manner that did not inspire confidence," he said, as quoted by Nation.
Rev Munga said the region's MPs and Senators are being bullied by Duale and the Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen because of fear and lack of unity.
"To date, they are unable to constitute the regional parliamentary caucus; they are unable to present a united front in Parliament and stand up to apparent bullying by Duale and Murkomen in the Senate. They are unable to articulate the present needs of the region," the elder noted.
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