The televised ouster of Kithure Kindiki as the Senate Deputy Speaker was not only dramatic, but also exposed betrayal.

Kindiki, a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, was only defended by seven senators as 54 others voted for his removal.

Key confidants of the Deputy President betrayed the Tharaka Nithi Senator, but Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga grabbed attention away from all the others.

When Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka asked Omanga if she supported the impeachment motion, she lowly said: “Yes.”

Kenyans’ Comments

Well, the ever-lively online community could not keep calm, as they rewound to the time when the nominated senator said she would stick with Ruto, whatsoever.

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The Tanga Tanga lawmaker has in the recent past been quoted as saying that her loyalty to the second in command is unshakable.

Kenyans humorously asked where the courage she had a few months ago had gone.

Jubilee Party had instituted disciplinary action against her after skipping a recent Parliamentary Group meeting at State House, Nairobi.

Some netizens reasoned that her defection to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s camp came after realising that she could lose her slot as a nominated senator.

Before the vote was taken, Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata sent a letter warning that any Jubilee member who goes against the party will have his/her goose cooked.

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Kenyans On Twitter (KOT) argued that Omanga has read the signs of the times and she had no option, but to toe the line.

Below are some the hilarious reactions.

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Robert Mwangi

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