, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 4 – The public has been invited to submit views on the suitability of Kajiado Central MP Joseph Nkaissery to head Kenya’s Interior Ministry.
The Clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi says the submissions should be made before Wednesday next week.
“The Committee on Appointments now invites interested members of the public to submit any representation by written statement on oath (affidavit) that they may have on the suitability or otherwise of the nominee for appointment as Cabinet Secretary.”
The National Assembly Committee on Appointments will subsequently vet Nkaissery to determine his suitability for the position.
President Uhuru Kenyatta nominated Nkaissery to the docket on Tuesday.
The nomination came as President Kenyatta also announced he had accepted the retirement of David Kimaiyo as Inspector General of Police.
Kimaiyo and Joseph ole Lenku – who headed the Interior Ministry – have been under increasing pressure to quit office after numerous terrorist attacks in the country, starting with the September 2013 Westgate attack.