Speaker Muturi wants selection panels for commissions abolished

Written By: Kevin Wachira
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Speaking during the launch of Ombudsman's second strategic plan (2019-2023)

Speaker Justin Muturi has called for the abolishment of selection panels picked to set up constitution bodies.

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Speaking during the launch of Ombudsman’s second strategic plan (2019-2023) Muturi said constitution bodies should be set up by legally constituted bodies so that they can be held to account.

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The house speaker spoke against the manner in which the electoral body (IEBC) is always established by alleged panels selected by partisan parties a few months ahead of a general election.

“Establishing IEBC two years before the election, you are setting them up to fail,” said Muturi.

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The house speaker challenged the Ombudsman to constantly engage Parliament on utilisation of allocated funds in order to push for more funds.

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The speaker admitted that there was too much maladministration in government offices that ombudsman needed to tackle.

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The new Strategic Plan will see the Commission enhance the resolution of public complaints.

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