Parliament begins vetting CS Nominees

Written By: Kevin Wachira
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Farida Karoney nominated to head the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development
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Five CS appeared before the parliamentary committee on appointments where they were put to task to explain their vision if appointed to office.

The nominees were interviewed on their competencies, knowledge of public service, human resource management and their blueprint to crush cartels in the public sector.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi led the committee on appointments kicking off the vetting process for cabinet secretaries engaging the five nominees to cabinet.

Outgoing Public Service Commission Chairperson Prof. Margaret Kobia nominated to the Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Ministry was the first to appear before the MPs.

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Outgoing Public Service Commission Chairperson Prof. Margaret Kobia

Kobia took pride in transformations she initiated at the Kenya institute of administration, the institution responsible for capacity development of public servants.

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MPs inquired how the professor would address delayed promotions at the public sector.

Former Turkana Senator John Munyes nominated to head the Petroleum and Mining Ministry defended his suitability to the position.

Former Turkana Senator John Munyes

He was put to task to explain how he will deal with the politics surrounding mineral resources in county given he had previously objected to the 5% revenue to the community from the minerals.

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Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Monica Juma now nominated to head the ministry told the committee she was competent to promote Kenya’s interests in the global arena.

Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Monica Juma

Media personality Farida Karoney nominated to head the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development attempted to convince the MPs how her experience in media management would apply in reforming a cartel-infested ardhi house.

Karoney stated her first agenda would be digitization of records.

Former Meru Governor Peter Munya nominated to head Ministry of the East Africa Community, had to counter an affidavit filed at parliament challenging his appointment on basis he was linked to corruption.

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Former Meru Governor Peter Munya

Munya maintained he was clean since all investigative agencies had absolved him.

The vetting exercise concludes on Friday with four nominees expected to be vetted mainly the former DPP Keriako Tobiko nominated as environment CS,  Simon Chelugui water, Ukur Yattani nominated to head the Labour ministry and Rashid Achesa who if cleared will take over as the cabinet secretary for sports.

 

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