• The vetting started on Monday, October 17 and ended on Saturday, October 22.
• However, the Star has been reliably informed that the committee chaired by Speaker Moses Wetangula unanimously approved 21 Cabinet secretaries nominees but were sharply divided on the fate of the remaining three
The National Assembly Committee on Appointments will on Tuesday afternoon table the report on cabinet secretaries vetting before parliament.
Parliament will thereafter on Wednesday hold a debate on the report that will be tabled.
The committee will then send the names to the President for appointment.
The vetting started on Monday, October 17 and ended on Saturday, October 22.
However, the Star has been reliably informed that the committee chaired by Speaker Moses Wetang'ula unanimously approved 21 CS nominees but were sharply divided on the fate of the remaining three.
Sources at the powerful committee who spoke in confidence said there was a deadlock for the better part of Monday on the fate of the nominees, whose suitability was contested by the Minority side.
“Just know there is no agreement, maybe we will strike a deal before tabling but just know we are not agreeing on three nominees,” a member of the 21-team that has been vetting the nominees told the Star.
According to our sources, members of the committee were yet to agree on the nomination of former Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa, former Meru Senator Mithika Linturi and former Gatundu South lawmaker Moses Kuria.
The three were among the nominees whose conduct was subject of heated debate during the vetting, with some members of the panel saying they fail the threshold of Chapter Six of the Constitution.