MPs approve Wamalwa appointment
10 June 2015, 13:51
Nairobi - Members of Parliament have approved the nomination of Eugene Wamalwa as Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary.
The MP's under the House Nominations Committee rubber-stamped Wamalwa's appointment by President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday after vetting the former New Ford Kenya chairman.
Wamalwa, in defending his nomination for the new position said that he will not contest the 2017 Presidential race.
made the declaration Tuesday that he does not have any wish to run for
any political position in the 2017 elections and that he is only focused
on his new role as Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary.
former New Ford Kenya chairman said that the role of CS, as nominated by
President Uhuru Kenyatta was important to him as he will get the chance
to serve Kenyans.
" I have no interest in political positions in
the 2017 General Elections, none at all," Wamalwa said during vetting
for his position in Nairobi.
Wamalwa was being vetted by the
Parliamentary Committee on nominations led by Speaker Justin Muturi
where he stated that he was willing to set aside his political ambitions
to serve Kenyans.
" It is an honour to be nominated by the
President and I will do my very best to ensure that the ministry is a
success," he added.
The fact that Wamalwa says he will not vie for
any political seat will likely mean that NFK will negotiate for a part
in one of the various alliances that will be formed in the run up to the
Observers believe that Wamalwa's appointment will
likely mean NFK will join up with President Kenyatta's Jubilee Alliance
He also declared that he is worth KES 400 million and would not be motivated by money in taking up the position.
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