Parliament will not be used as a rubber stamp, President Kenyatta told
19 June 2015, 09:23
Nairobi - The National Assembly will not be used as a rubber stamp to approve nominees simply because the President has presented their names, Ndaragwa MP Francis Waweru Nderitu has said.
Speaking in his Ndaragwa Constituency, the MP defended National Assembly over the rejection of Monica Juma's nomination as the Secretary to the Cabinet saying that the nominee lacked provable passion to serve the public and their elected leaders.
The MP said the move to reject Amb. Monica Juma should not be misconstrued to mean that the MPs do not support the President, but should rather be viewed as a clear statement that public officers should act diligently and respect their offices.
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“This doesn’t mean that we do not support the President but officers whose character is questionable must be acted upon in order to restore the public's image and confidence,” said Waweru.
He noted that MPs are people’s representatives and hence cannot go begging for personal favors.
Waweru at the same time castigated the Commission for the Implementation of Constitution (CIC) Chairman, Charles Nyachae for threatening the committee and alleging that it contravened the law by rejecting Amb. Juma.
However, Waweru called on Parliament to rein in CIC and put the term of the Chairman to an end as fast as possible saying that the commission does not have “any real work" to do.
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