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Why NASA MPs absence in vetting committee will not stop Jubilee's approval of Uhuru's cabinet - 4 Jan 2018 00:11

By: Moses Njagih

The decision by the Opposition to snub vetting of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nominees will not derail the exercise, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has said. National Super Alliance (NASA) leadership in the National Assembly declined to name its members to the House committee tasked with vetting Cabinet secretaries, saying they did not recognise the Uhuru presidency. The decision not to name Opposition members to the Appointments team will, however, not legally stop the Jubilee membership from vetting the Cabinet members once their names are sent to Parliament. Yesterday, Mr Muturi, who is the designated chairman of the committee, confirmed that the Standing Orders only require that the committee to raise a quorum (of nine members), irrespective of their political leanings, to transact its business. “There is no effect on any political party or coalition failing to have its members in the committee. What the rules require is only quorum, as ...
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