Uhuru's CS Nominee Alleged to be Class 7 Drop-out

  • The vetting of nine nominees to the Cabinet took place last week in Parliament but details have emerged that one of the CS nominees might be a class seven drop-out.

    It is alleged that Sports and Culture Cabinet Secretary nominee, Rashid Mohammed Achesa, is a class 7 drop-out and there are plans to reject his nomination.

    According to a bulletin by Radio Citizen on Monday, some members of the Parliament’s Committee on Appointments is against including him in the cabinet.

    [caption caption="Sports and Culture cabinet secretary nominee Rashid Mohammed Achesa "][/caption]

    It has also emerged that Achesa, who was the last nominee to be vetted, did not clearly explain his level of education.

    His curriculum vitae showed that he dropped out of school in primary and during the interview, he could not articulate his plans for the Ministry of Sports.

    The Senate and the National Assembly will resume sittings on Tuesday after a two-month break and the CS nominees will be top of the agenda.

    Those vetted were Mr John Munyes (Petroleum and Mining), Dr Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs), Ms Farida Karoney (Lands and Housing), Mr Peter Munya (East African Community and the Northern Corridor Development) and Prof Margaret Kobia (Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs).

    Others that faced the panel were Mr Keriako Tobiko (Environment and Forestry), Mr Simon Chelugui (Water and Sanitation) and Mr Ukur Yatani (Labour and Social Services). 

    The tabling and debate of a report by the Committee on Appointments is set to be deliberated upon on the same day.

    The committee, chaired by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, retreated to Naivasha on Saturday to write the report and make recommendations.

    [caption caption="National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi"][/caption]

    Here is the audio clip courtesy of Radio Citizen: