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Tuesday 22 July 2014


Barely 24 hours after a highly charged Cord meeting resolved to replace the coalition’s chief whip in parliament Gideon Mung’aro lobbying for his replacement has begun among the Coast parliamentarians.  

Cord parliamentary meeting resolved that MPs from the Coast region were to nominate one of their own to replace Mung’aro, who has in the recent past been accused of gravitating towards the ruling Jubilee Coalition.

Mung’aro who was conspicuously absent had during the day mobilized MPs to attend the talks, a clear indication that he had foreseen what was coming up in the meeting. Sources say he had been advised to skip the meeting as section of MPs had plotted to embarrass him.

We have since gathered that although some Coast MPs have started lobbying for Mung’aro’s position, others are however warning Cord against the move.

One MP who did not wish to be named however said “We have resolved that it is either Mungaro remains as Chief Whip and if he is to be removed, then all four Cord leaders in the National Assembly should be replaced”. The other three positions are Minority Leader, held by Francis Nyenze, Deputy Minority Leader held by Jakoyo Midiwo and Deputy Chief Whip held by Chris Wamalwa.

The Coast parliamentary group meeting is expected to be held today where they will nominate one of their own to replace Mung’aro.

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