PS vetting enters day 2, nominees for Defence, Foreign Affairs to face MPs
Vetting of Principal Secretary nominees is expected to resume today at Main Parliament Building.
On day two of the approval hearings, the National Assembly Committee on Defence, Intelligence and Foreign Relations will have two sittings to deliberate on the qualification of four PS nominees.
From 9 am Patrick Mariru, nominee for Defence PS will face the panel of MPS after which Nominee for Foreign Affairs PS Abraham Singoei Korir will proceed at 11.30 am.
On the second sitting, at around 2.30 pm Roseline Njogu, nominee for Diaspora Affairs PS will be vetted and finally nominee for East Africa Community Affairs PS Abdi Dubat Fidhow will close the day at 5.00 pm.
Unlike the Cabinet secretaries, who were vetted by the National Assembly Committee on Appointments, the Principal secretaries are being scrutinised by the House’s numerous departmental committees.
The five-day vetting period will conclude on Friday, November 18.
Cabinet Affairs PS Julius Korir, as well as his Crops and National Treasury counterparts Philip Harsame and Chris Kiptoo, were vetted on Monday.
The three testified before the Administration and Internal Affairs Committee, the Agriculture Committee, and the Finance and Planning Committee, in that order.
Between 11.30 am and 1.30 pm, Interior PS nominee Raymond Omollo, Livestock Development nominee Harry Kimutai, and Economic Planning nominee James Muhati appeared before the same committees.
The administration and Internal Affairs Committee and the Health committee assessed Citizen Services PS nominee Julius Bitok and Medical Services PS selection Peter Tum.
On Monday, the last applicants to be vetted were Aurella Rono and Josephine Mburu, who were chosen as Parliamentary Affairs PS and Health Standards PS, respectively.