Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna and his Narok counterpart Ledama Ole Kina have asked the National Assembly to reject President William Ruto’s cabinet nominees.
Sifuna on his part said that some of the nominees don’t meet the qualifications set out in Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity.
The Nairobi Senator alleged that half of the team unveiled by the Head of State has integrity issues.
“Kenya Kwanza actually has half decent people in its ranks. That they went for the very worst of the bunch for Cabinet should tell you that there is no intention to govern at all. I mean is that a proposed cabinet list or a criminal cases update from the office of the DPP?” Sifuna posed.
Sifuna at the same time, faulted Ruto for denying ‘decent’ allies in Kenya Kwanza Alliance an opportunity to serve, urging his colleagues in the National Assembly to reject the nominees implicated in criminal cases.
Olekina also weighed in on the debate, insisting that the nominees should be subjected to ‘serious’ vetting on integrity and competency.
“Now on a serious note … the National Assembly you need to vet the nominees seriously against chapter 6 as well as competency … it’s a paradigm shift from technocrats to politicians … what’s does this mean to the cooperate world and economic recovery of a nation wallowing in debt?” Ole Kina tweeted.
Some of the nominees with pending cases in court include former Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa, who was nominated as Public Service and Gender CS, and former Meru Senator Mithika nominated to take over from Peter Munya in the Agriculture docket.
Yesterday, Ruto unveiled a 22-member Cabinet to help him deliver his campaign promises to Kenyans.
He expressed confidence that the team will deliver on their mandate, once approved by the parliament.