Parliament kicks off vetting of CSs

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Parliament has kicked-off the vetting exercise of the newly appointed cabinet secretaries by president Uhuru Kenyatta.

First to face the vetting panel was professor Margaret Kobia Cabinet secretary nominee for public service, youth and gender affairs.

Kobia was hard pressed to ensure to how she will ensure that the public services comprises of all the ethnic communities as opposed to the current six populous ethnic groups in the country.

Veteran journalist Farida Karoney of  Lands, Peter Munya of   East African Community, John Munyes  Petroleum and Mining, Rashid Achesa  Sports are also expected to be vetted.

On Friday the vetting pannel will conclude the exercise with Keriako Tobiko Environment, Simon Chelugui  Water, Monica Juma  Foreign Affairs and Ukur Yattani Labour.

Only Jubilee MPs will vet the nominees on. This is after NASA MPs led by Majority leader John Mbadi, said they will not participate claiming Uhuru’s administration is illegitimate.

Meanwhile  Kenya Human Rights Commission is set to hold a national protest against those appointed in CS posts citing  lack of or representation of People with disability and Youths.

 

 

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