National Assembly Majority leader and Garisa Town MP Aden Duale has thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for retaining him as Majority leader in Parliament.
Speaking to Citizen TV during a late-night interview, Duale said he is happy and thankful to God for the privilege to serve as Majority leader.
He said he is proud to be the first majority leader under the 2010 constitution.
“It’s a privilege to serve, Jubilee leaders have confidence in me. A time will come when there will be another Majority leader. I will leave when the time comes” he said.
He also dismissed talk that signatures are being collected to oust him adding that he is not scared of small things.
Duale said he did not survive any attempts to oust him on Tuesday at State House Nairobi.
“State House is not a place of rumors. The meeting at State house was to unite the Jubilee Party. We had a good parliamentary group meeting. 212 MPs attended except 4. We had a robust engagement and the decision to make changes in the National Assembly leadership were communicated to the Speaker,” he said.
He dismissed the rumors that he may be axed in the next Parliamentary Group meeting.
He told Citizen TV he is not legally and morally bound to comment on rumors.
“I had no accident today, so I did not have to survive,” he said.
The majority leader also dismissed talk that he had been subdued and cowed because of his support for Deputy President William Ruto.
He said constitutional changes should not be controversial but should be agreed upon by both the ruling coalition and the opposition.
“William Ruto is our candidate come 2022. He has shown interest in the presidency and we will support him when the time comes” Duale said.
The Majority leader said there is turbulence in Jubilee Party adding that he is optimistic the Party Leaders Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto will weather the storm.
“Inshallah. Jubilee will be a great Party in future. It will be bigger than South Africa’s ANC,” he said.