President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated Alfred Mtuweta Mshimba and Monica Wanjiru Muiru as new commissioners at the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC).
The two are to replace Dabar Abdi Maalim and Rose Mghoi Macharia who resigned last month.
Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi presented the names of the nominees and their curriculum vitae to the Justice and Legal Committee to conduct approval hearings.
“Conscious of the importance of the EACC’s mandate in ensuring integrity in the public sector, H.E, The President has requested the National Assembly to consider the nominees as a matter of priority,” Muturi said in his Communication to the House.
Once the interviews are done, the names of preferred candidates will be sent to parliament for vetting and consideration within 21 days.
National Assembly speaker will then forward the names of approved candidates to the President for the appointment.
The Public Service Commission (PSC) had shortlisted 21 candidates for the two positions of commissioners at the EACC.
The Commission is required to have five commissioners with the EACC Act stipulating that the chairperson and members of the commission shall be appointed for a single term of six years, and are not eligible for reappointment.
Dabar Abdi Malim and Rose Macharia tendered their resignation on September 1. In a letter addressed to the President.