Nkaissery arrives for parliamentary vetting
11 December 2014, 11:20
Nairobi - Joseph Nkaissery has arrived in parliament for vetting after his appointment as Interior Cabinet Secretary.
Nkaissery was nominated ten days ago by president Uhuru Kenyatta for the position and thus by law has to undergo vetting before being passed fit or not for nomination to the cabinet.
Nkaissery was nominated by the president after the sacking of Joseph Ole Lenku.
The committee on defence is the one currently vetting Nkaissery and its chairman Asman Kamama said that he was excited to have the experienced former Army general nominated to the position.
" He is a person with a proven track record as far as security matters are concerned and I am confident he will do a good job, he said after the appointment.
Nkaissery will have to quit his position as member of parliament for Kajiado Central constituency if he is to take up the position.
He said last week that he would only quit if his people agree to it and the president and parliament accents to his appointment.
He will be tasked with improving the state of security in the country, following increased incidences of terror especially in northern Kenya.
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