MP Mbadi on Cabinet approval: Let’s give President Ruto his skunk

Suba South Mp John Mbadi now says National Assembly must reject the majority of President William Ruto’s Cabinet picks.

Speaking during the approval debate of cabinet nominees on Wednesday at parliament, Mbadi said all the 24 nominees were ‘deficient in all ways’.

“We have a choice to make either decision to reject over 60 percent of these names or give President Ruto his skunk. Let us not interfere with it. We give it to him,” Mbadi said.

“These are not people who can run the government.”

He added that only eight of the 24 picks pass to be in Cabinet while the rest are “incompetent, unqualified, have integrity issues and cannot deliver the country from where it is to the next level”.

According to the vetting report by Committee on Appointment, 23 nominees have been approved to the Cabinet except Tourism CS nominee Penninah Malonza.

The Committee said Malonza “did not demonstrate knowledge on topical, administrative and technical issues touching the Ministry of Tourism”.

“…Lacked the requisite abilities and professional experience to be approved for appointment to the position of cabinet secretary,” the report read.

Even so, the vetting report included a minority report recommending the rejection of Public Service CS nominee Aisha Jumwa and her Agriculture counterpart Mithika Linturi.

MPs will vote on the approval report, which will be final, paving way to the swearing by end of the week.

The CSs who will serve for the next five years implementing the Kenya Kwanza manifestos include:

Prime Cabinet secretary – Musalia Mudavadi

1. CS Interior- Prof Kithure Kindiki

2. CS Foreign Affairs- Alfred Mutua

3. CS Education- Ezekiel Machogu

4. CS Energy- Davis ChirChir

5. CS East African Community- Rebecca Miano

6. CS Defence- Aden Duale

7. CS Health- Susan Nakumicha Wafula

8. CS Sports- Ababu Namwamba

9. CS Lands- Zacharia Mwangi Njeru

10. CS Labour- Florence Bore

11. CS Trade- Moses Kuria

12. CS Water- Alice Wahome

1. CS Environment- Roselinda Soipan Tuya

15. CS Treasury- Njunguna Ndungu

16. CS ICT- Eliud Owalo

17. CS Agriculture- Franklin Mithika Linturi

18. CS Public Service, Gender and Affirmative Action- Aisha Jumwa

19. CS Roads- Kipchumba Murkomen

20. CS Co-ops/ SMEs- Simon Chelugui

21. CS Mining and Maritime – Salim Mvurya

22. Advisor on Women Rights agency- Harriet Chigai

23. Advisor on Internal Security- Monica Juma

24. Secretary to the Cabinet – Mercy Wanjau

Other Cabinet Appointments

Advisor on Women Rights Agencies – Harriet Chigai

Advisor National Security – Monica Juma

Attorney General – Justin Muturi

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