Jubilee Mps meet as Parliament resumes from recess

Written By: Hunja Macharia

The two houses of Parliament, The National Assembly and the Senate will resume their sittings Tuesday afternoon after a two months recess.

The houses resumes at a time when there are bitter rifts between Jubilee MPs and the opposition which has so far boycotted house and committee business following the August 8th election and the subsequent 26th October fresh election.

Top on the agenda in the National Assembly will be the tabling of a report on the vetting of nine nominees for the cabinet positions an exercise opposition legislators boycotted.

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And as they resume business is cut out for both Houses with The National Assembly likely to expedite the process of appointing the Cabinet Secretaries.

Also on the agenda will be the appointment of members to the Parliamentary Service Commission after a previous attempt flopped due to differences between MPs.

A section of MPs are against retaining members who served in the Commission in the 11th Parliament from taking up the positions in the 12th Parliament.

And while Jubilee and NASA trade accusations and counter accusations, political parties in NASA have accused ODM of ignoring them in the appointment of Minority leader and whip.

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Jubilee party is not left out either as the battle to head key committees in the National Assembly has now generated into a court battle with MPs accusing Majority Leader of fronting his own people to chair the committees.

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The National Assembly’s Committee on Appointments meanwhile is expected to table its report on the vetting of Cabinet Secretaries after a retreat in Naivsha to draft the report.

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Those vetted were John Munyes for the Petroleum and Mining ministry, Monica Juma for the Foreign Affairs docket, Farida Karoney Lands and Housing, Peter Munya East African Community and the Northern Corridor Development and Margaret Kobia Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs.

Also vetted were Keriako Tobiko Environment and Forestry, Simon Chelugui Water and Sanitation, Ukur Yatani Labour and Social Services and Rashid Achesa for the Sports and Heritage docket.

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