MPs to grill CBK nominees Nyaoga, Njoroge on June 16

June 5, 2015
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CBK Deputy Governor nominee Sheila M'Mbijiwe is also scheduled to join the duo for the House approval hearing after President Uhuru Kenyatta nominated them/FILE
CBK Deputy Governor nominee Sheila M’Mbijiwe is also scheduled to join the duo for the House approval hearing after President Uhuru Kenyatta nominated them/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 5 – Nominees for the Central Bank of Kenya Governor Patrick Ngugi Njoroge and Board Chairperson Mohammed Nyaoga will be vetted by the National Assembly’s Committee on Finance on June 16.

CBK Deputy Governor nominee Sheila M’Mbijiwe is also scheduled to join the duo for the House approval hearing after President Uhuru Kenyatta nominated them.

In a newspaper advertisement, House Clerk Justin Bundi says the nominees will be expected to bring certificate of clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Kenya Revenue Authority, Criminal Investigations Department and the Credit Reference Bureau.

“Pursuant to provisions of Article 118 of the Constitution, Section 6(4) of the Public Appointments (Parliamentary Approval) Act and Standing Order 45(3), the general public is hereby notified that the Departmental Committee on Finance, Planning and Trade shall conduct the vetting of the said nominees on Tuesday 16th June 2015 in the Committee Room on 4th Floor, Continental House, Parliament Buildings,” reads the notice.

The nominees will also be required to bring their original copy of the national identification card, academic and professional certificates and other relevant testimonials.

Nyaoga is slated to appear before the Committee at 9am, with Dr Njoroge following two hours later. M’Mbijiwe will appear before House team at midday.

Nyaoga is a seasoned lawyer, who is also heading the Commission of Inquiry probing a petition to dissolve the Makueni County Government, while M’Mbijiwe is a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee.

Dr Njoroge who is currently an IMF adviser was nominated to replace outgoing Governor Njuguna Ndung’u who left the post in March after serving a maximum two four-year terms.

READ: Uhuru Nominates Patrick Njoroge New CBK Governor

The House Committee led by Ainamoi MP Benjamin Langat must submit their recommendations on the trio’s suitability to hold office before June 16 for approval or rejection by MPs.

READ: MPs have 14 days to vet, approve CBK nominees

The House Clerk says member of the public have until June 11 to present their submissions in support or challenging the nomination of the trio as the top officials at the CBK.

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