, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 8 – President Uhuru Kenyatta is this week expected to send the names of three nominees for the position of Cabinet Secretaries and that of an ambassador to Parliament to pave way for the vetting process.
National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale says the Head of State will send the names of the nominees to Speaker Justin Muturi who will then immediately kick start the vetting process.
“Once the Speaker receives the message from the presidency tomorrow he will forward the nominees to the Committee of Appointments and that of the Ambassador to the Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations for vetting.”
“It should take 14 days; seven days for people to write the views on these nominees on integrity and everything and then the next seven days we will start the process of vetting and report writing and then we will recall the House to approve or reject,” Duale said.
He says Kenyatta is also expected to name the final list of nominees who will form his Cabinet this week further giving assurances that the head of state will put all factors into consideration when nominating the men and women who will fill up the remaining positions.
“The President is going to form a Cabinet that is all inclusive with the face of Kenya, with all religions and all ethnic communities, people should wait,” said the House Majority Leader.
The Head of State last week announced the retention of six Cabinet Secretaries while nominating Keriako Tobiko, Ukur Yattani, John Munyes and outgoing State House Controller Lawrence Lenayapa as the Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
“The pastoralist community wants to thank the President, that the first three new Cabinet Secretaries named are pastoralists. We thank the President for feeling that there is leadership that is found among the pastoralists,” the Garissa Township MP concluded.