Suna East MP Junet Mohamed resurfaced on Tuesday, June 6, during a parliamentary proceeding after laying low for about a month.
The lawmaker joined his colleagues during the first session since Parliament went on recess one month ago. For the period, Junet who is considered a vocal leader in the opposition, had not been present for the committee meetings nor did he appear at events organised by Azimio la Umoja.
Speaking on the floor of the house, Junet excited the August house by claiming that his appearance was at the invite of the National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah.
“I have heard the majority leader say that he prayed for me so that I come back. One prayer that I know has not been accepted is that one.
Suna East MP Junet Mohamed makes his remarks in Parliament on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.
“Because he just called me, he never prayed. He told me there is some house business I should come to the House we discuss,” Mohamed tickled his colleagues.
Ichung’wah had earlier claimed that he prayed for Mohamed’s safe return to the Parliament, hinting that he might have traveled abroad.
“I have been praying for Junet to show up again in Parliament and I am happy he is here today,” stated the Leader of Majority
Taking a cue from Ichung’wah’s presentation, National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula invited Mohamed to the floor to clear the air over his absence.
Nyandarua Governor Faith Gitau, who seemed excited about the Suna East MP’s return, hinted that the prayers from his colleagues guided his journey back.
“We want to thank God that today we are seated here with Junet who has been far away from us for a long time. It is because of the prayers that God brought Junet today,” Gitau averred.
The leaders invited Mohamed to the National Prayer Breakfast event scheduled for Wednesday, June 7.
This was even though the top leadership of Azimio la Umoja including former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka stated that they would not attend the prayer breakfast.
Senate Majority Leader Aaron Cheruiyot (Left) National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi (Centre) and National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah (Right) during a meeting at Villa Rose Kempiski on Thursday, April 20, 2023.