, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 23 – Former National Assembly Speaker Francis ole Kaparo and ex-Tourism Minister Morris Dzoro are among 15 persons recommended by the National Assembly Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs to be commissioners at the National Cohesion and Integration Commission.
Others in the shortlist are former NCIC Commissioners Millie Lwanga, Alice Nderitu, United Nations Development Program Peace Building and Conflict Prevention Unit team leader Roba Sharamo, Commission on Administration of Justice Director Belinda Ochiel, and former Kenya National Human Right Commissioner Anne Munyiva Kyalo.
Rose Macharia Mghoi, Irene Njeri Wanyoike, Adan Abdi Mohamed, Alasa Osman Hirsi, Eric Oluoch Ogwang, Irene C. Masit, Joseph Wamocha Nasongo and Prof Gitile J. Naituli complete the list which was submitted to the House by Committee chairman Samuel Chepkonga.
If the nominees are approved by Parliament, their names will be forwarded to the President to nominate eight commissioners to the NCIC which has been without commissioners after the three-year term of the previous team ended in September last year.
Former NCIC Chairman Mzalendo Kibunjia, former Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission vice-chairperson Tecla Namachanja and former Kerio Valley Development Authority Chairperson Sophia Lepuchirit are among the big names dropped from the list of 32 applicants.
The NCIC was one of the institutions formed after signing of the National Accord between former President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga after the 2007 disputed presidential election.
The commission is mandated with promoting and advising the government on equal opportunities, good relations, harmony and peaceful co-existence among communities.