After a two months break, National assembly and the senate resume sitting on Tuesday 13. 2. 2018 after two months break.Top on the national Assembly Agenda will be the tabling and debate of a report by the committee on Appointments that vetted President Uhuru’s nine n cabinet nominees.
The committee that is chaired by National speaker Justin Muturi on retreat to Naivasha on Saturday to write the report and make the required recommendation. Vetted where Mr. Farida Karoney (Lands and Housing), Mr John Munyes (petroleum and Mining), Dr. Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs), Mr Peter Munya (East African Community and the Northern corridors development) and Prof Margaret Kobia (Public service , youth and gender Affairs)w
Some who faced the panel were Mr Keriako Tobiko (Environment and forestry) , Mr, Ukur Yatani (Labour and social services), Mr Simon Chelugui (Water and sanitation), Mr Rashid Achesa (Sports and Heritage)
Though NASA absenteeism, National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale on Sunday reported that the committee will still present report on Tuesday whereas the debate will be the following day on cabinet nominees.
Duale downplayed threats by National Super Alliance MPS to skip the debate, he said “We vetted the nominees without them, we will present the report without them, debate the report without them and pass or reject the nominees without them. It is their choice to be away, the Standing order only require 50 MPs to be present for the business of the House to proceed. We are busy with very important bills and we will get down to work on Tuesday.” He concluded.
When asked by pewa.co.ke news team on the report details, Duale remained tight lipped “I can’t discuss that with you. Lets us just wait till Tuesday when cabinet nominees will be tabled in parliament.”
The national Minority leader John Mbadi had said “NASA will not participate in the debate, as we do not recognize Mr Uhuru Kenytta’s election victory. It will not make sense to participate in the discussion when we did not participate in the vetting. NASA leader will meet this week to give directions on how to approach parliamentary sessions.