Kenya: Azimio Senators Stage Walkout in Protest of CS Kuria’s Appearance

Nairobi — Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Senators Thursday stormed out of the morning sitting in protest of Trade Cabinet Moses Kuria plunging the house into a temporary quorum hitch.

The Opposition Senators walked out in protest of appearance of Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria in the plenary before the dispensation of a censure motion against over his attacks on the media.

Senate Speaker Amason Kingi prompted the walk out after he gave guidance that the Trade CS cannot be turned away on the basis of a censure motion against him which has not been procedurally filed before the house.

“As far as am concerned am not aware of any motion that Sifuna has submitted. Having not seen this particular motion it cannot be a subject of discussion of the floor today. Even if it was submitted to the office of the Speaker it may be admissible or not admissible,”

Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna had sponsored a censure motion to challenge the remarks by the Trade Cabinet Secretary saying his conduct indignities the office of the Cabinet Secretary.

The Nairobi Senator said failure to challenge to reprimand his actions might interfere with media freedom.

“I rise to seek guidance on whether a person who is a subject to a motion of censure that has already been filed before this house can again appear prior to the motion on censure being dispensed,”

“That motion will be prejudiced by the appearance of that person before we have dispensed the matter,” he added.

Sifuna had argued that the Trade CS might take chance to explain and exonerate himself from the accusations against him.