Wabukala to be vetted on Jan 5 for EACC job

December 22, 2016 3:00 pm
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The House Committee has in the meantime, called for public views on his suitability to hold office.
NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 22 – The National Assembly will on January 5 vet Retired Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Archbishop Eliud Wabukala who has been nominated to chair the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

Clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi on Thursday placed an advertisement on local dailies, stating that the vetting will be done at County Hall.

The House Committee has in the meantime, called for public views on his suitability to hold office.
Bundi said members of the public have until next Friday (December 30) to submit information on the suitability or otherwise of the nominee.

Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga, who chairs the House Committee successfully, sought the extension of time for vetting Wabukala to ensure that the appointment did not take effect without the Committee’s action.

The MPs approved Chepkonga’s request to add the Committee 28 days to approve the nomination.

Wabukala was nominated to the post by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday after the position that was left vacant by Philip Kinisu following his acrimonious exit in August.

Kinisu had been under fire after it was discovered that a firm owned by his family and where he was a director and shareholder, had dealings with the National Youth Service (NYS), while it was under investigation by the anti-graft agency.

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