The quorum of the Committee Appointed to vet the nominated cabinet Secretaries will be chaired by the Speaker but then the speaker will not vote. The members have been picked from the majority and Minority party with almost equal numbers.
Suna East Member of Parliament and Minority Whip Junet Mohamed is among 15 Members of Parliament that will vet President William Ruto’s nominees to the cabinet.
Other members nominated to the committee of appointments were Nelson Koech, Rahab Wachira Mukami, Dido Ali Raso, George Gitonga Murugara, David Gikaria, Ferdinand Wanyonyi and Mary Emaase.Abdul Rahim Dawood, Caleb Amisi, Stephen Mule, Abdi Shurie, Naisula Lesuuda, David Pkosing, and Mishi Mboko, were also included in the committee.
The names of the 15 were tabled by the leader of the majority Kimani Ichung’wa and seconded by the leader of the minority Opiyo Wandayi.While tabling the names, Ichung’wa indicated that the names were proposed by members of the House Business Committee with both sides of the house having an equal chance to nominate members to the committee.You can remember in the 11th parliament, we had a committee from the majority side without having consideration for any member of the minority side.
When we met as a committee yesterday we agreed unanimously on the names that are here. If you look at this list they are not just renowned members but the list also considers other factors such as regional and gender balance.
Upon being confirmed by the house, the nominees will begin the vetting of the 22 cabinet nominees.The committee will be chaired by National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula and is mainly tasked with vetting people appointed to the cabinet by the President.
Parliament already published the names and asked the public to submit any concerns regarding the suitability of the nominees.