Vetting Report out, Here are CS Nominees who Have Been Approved

  •  The Committee on Appointments of the National Assembly, led by Speaker Justin Muturi, released a report on Cabinet Secretary nominees who were approved by the panel.

    In the vetting report, all the nine Cabinet nominees, who last week went through rigorous vetting, were approved.

    The decision was made unanimously by the Committee during a retreat to deliberate on the vetting report over the weekend.

    However, the Speaker noted that the final document will be tabled in the National Assembly when the House resumes after a two-month recess on Tuesday.

    [caption caption="National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi with House Majority Leader Aden Duale"][/caption]

    The nominees were grilled by the vetting committee last week during the hearings that took place on Thursday and Friday.

    On the second day of the vetting process, the nominees laid out their credentials and attempted to beat away allegations that had been put forth against them.

    They include; Keriako Tobiko nominated as CS for the Environment, Ukur Yattani (Labour), Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs), Margret Kobia (Youth).

    Others are; Rashid Achesa (Sports), Simon Chelugui(Water), Farida Karoney (Lands), John Munyes (Mining) and Peter Munya (East African Community).

    Mr Achesa, the CS nominee for Sports and Heritage was the last to appear before the panel and seemingly faced some difficulties responding to questions asked by committee members.

    [caption caption="Nominated Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Achesa"][/caption]

    He dismissed an affidavit filed by Esther Kabura against his nomination maintaining it was a political witch-hunt.

    In the affidavit, Kabura claimed Achesa had conned her of three luxury cars worth Sh12 Million.