Duale's Question That Left Peter Munya Sweating

  • The Parliamentary Committee on Appointments on Thursday began vetting President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nine new nominees to the Cabinet and Peter Munya had some tough questions to answer.

    Munya, who was nominated to head the East African Community and Northern Corridor ministry, was put on the spot by Majority leader Aden Duale who asked him about his conduct as Meru governor.

    "You told governors not to appear before the public accounts committee. What makes us sure that you won't take the same disease to the cabinet and ask the CSs not to appear before the various house committees?" asked Duale.

    [caption caption="Majority Leader Aden Duale"][/caption]

    Munya responded by stating that he would not do the same and it was behind him now.

    "At that time it was a collective decision by the council of governors. That is now water under the bridge.

    "I want to assure members that I will appear before the house whenever called. I won't incite anybody not to appear," reiterated Munya.

    Prior to Munya's session, the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary nominee Margaret Kobia took the hot seat and she articulated why she was suitable for the job, citing her past record.

    “It must be remembered that I helped this country deliver a Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice and a judge of the Supreme Court,” stated Kobia.

    She also vowed to bring honesty and integrity in the ministry that was marred by corruption allegations during President Uhuru’s first term in office.

    Former Turkana Senator John Munyes who was nominated to head the Petroleum and Mining docket and Foreign Affairs and International Trade CS nominee Monica Juma were also vetted.

    [caption caption="Munya During the Vetting Process"][/caption]