When all eyes are on President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto concerning releasing of the names of the Cabinet Nominees expected to be vetted by Parliament, the NASA legislators have vowed not to take part of the process as they don’t recognise President Uhuru as a legitimately elected president.
The coalition leadership told the house clerk Michael Sialai that it cannot provide the names of its MPs in the Committee on Appointments because it did not recognise Uhuru’s President. According to the minority leader John Mbadi, the Presidency was yet to be filled as such there’s no reason to constitute the House committee whose mandate is to vet cabinet nominees which they don’t to be part of. “I decline the proposal to the appointment to the Committee on Appointment until the office of appointing authority, the Presidency will be occupied substantively”, said Mbadi. This was in response to the letter by the Clerk asking him to propose names from opposition coalition to take part in the Committee.
Consequently, following the absence of the NASA legislators in the vetting committee means a walk in the park for the cabinet nominees as they won’tbe expecting much dissenting opinions in the Committee concerning the candidates in question. This in a way is great sigh of relief for the nominees as the probability of them being disqualified is minimal since their key opposing side won’t be part of the process.
On the other side, the current cabinet secretaries are uncertain whether they will retain their seats in such a limited and competitive slots in the executive. It is believed that those who will be retained will achieve that according to their performance timeline for the last four they have been office. This means that the fate of whether they will retain their job or not lies solely on the hands of the vetting committee.
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