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Nkaissery urges President to re-submit Juma's name for approval

15 June 2015, 10:11 Philomenah Chebet

Nairobi - Interior Cabinet Secretary, Joseph Nkaissery has come out to defend his Principal Secretary, Monica Juma and asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to resubmit her name to the national assembly for approval.

Nkaiserry in a press statement sent to newsrooms on Saturday, said he was disappointed by the rejection of Dr Juma by Parliament despite her exemplary professional and integrity credentials, hardwork, discipline and passion.

The CS absolved Juma from blame of writing a rude letter which was the basis of her rejection, clarifying that the letter was penned following an agreement by the entire ministry of interior.

“It is noteworthy that the letter which she wrote under which she is being victimized was not on an individual basis but a collective agreement as the ministry of interior in regards to operations and for consistency purposes,” said Nkaiserry.

He heaped praises on his deputy, noting that the time she was in office she managed to restore sanctity in the office of the President, but noted that she was sacrificed in the political altar of self interests and deceit of a few.

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He observed that Juma is being victimized for no reason, and disclosed that their offices have been open for legislators to raise any issues they might have. He disclosed that they met the parliamentary committee early this year and developed a framework for engagement which was agreed on.

“In my capacity as the CS, I have been seeing MPs indiscriminately every Wednesday of the week. This is a clear indication that we value and listen to people’s  representatives in a structured way.  It is therefore disappointing to see MPs whom I have confidence in reject Juma over a letter that was first written in over eight months ago and secondly, a letter that saw us develop a consistent and structured way of engagement,” he said.

“I would wish to urge president Uhuru Kenyatta to re-submit Amb Juma’s name and for MPs to look beyond personal interests and work for the good of our nation and not to deny Kenyans the best service,” said Nkaiserry who noted that they interpret the rejection of Juma at their ministry as a ‘serious affront to our national security’.

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