NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 30 – The National Assembly is set to commence vetting of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nominees to his Cabinet from May 8.
Speaker Justin Muturi directed the Clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi to publish a notice from the Committee on Appointment to invite public participation from Wednesday.
The Committee is expected to submit its report by May 14 for consideration by the House.
Speaker Muturi said President Kenyatta submitted names of Cabinet Secretary nominees to the National Assembly on Monday.
The 28-member Committee on Appointments which is chaired by Muturi held a meeting on Tuesday evening to chart the way forward.
Kenyatta forwarded to the National Assembly names of sixteen nominees after he unveiled them to the public last week.
The nominees include former Ministers Najib Balala for the position of Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Mining and Charity Ngilu- Land, Housing and Urban development. Michael Kamau is the Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary nominee.
Others are Ann Waiguru – Devolution and Planning, Raychelle Omamo –Defense,Jacob Kaimenyi – Education, Prof Judy Wakhungu-Environment, Water and Natural resources, Hassan Wario- Sports, Culture and Arts and Phyllis Chepkosgey Kandie– East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism.
Other nominees are Davis Chirchir – Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Felix Kosgey – Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Adan Mohammed – Ministry of Industrialisation and Enterprise Development.
President Kenyatta said the remaining two Cabinet Secretary nominees to his 18-ministry government will be known in due course.