Former Senate Minority Whip Johnson Muthama has officially resigned as the chairman of the ruling United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.
Muthama served as the Machakos Senator for one term tendered his resignation ahead of his vetting for the position of a member Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC).
His resignation is in accordance with the constitution which dictates that a member of the commission is prohibited from holding office in a political party.
“I have handed over my resignation to the party headquarters. What I’m doing right now is handing over to the party secretariat,” Muthama told a local publication.
He is among 171 applicants shortlisted for the PSC position. Other shortlisted candidates include; former Kisii Governor James Ongwae, former Members of Parliament (MPs) including David Aoko Were Matungu), Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), Cornelly Serem (Aldai), former Member of Laikipia Public Service board nominee Aruma John Ekale and Limuru MP Peter Mungai Mwathi.
A report tabled in both the National Assembly and the Senate reveals that the vetting process will be chaired by Bomet Senator Hillary Sigei.
If approved, Muthama as part of the committee will participate in the foreseeing smooth running of the National Assembly, the Senate, and both houses of Parliament.