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Matemu picked after bitter fight in House

21 December 2011, 14:00

The man poised to lead the fight against corruption survived a truckload of explosive allegations and sailed through Parliament after a heated debate in which the Speaker’s impartiality was questioned and an MP ejected from the proceedings.

Mr Mumo Matemu, the man who President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga picked to lead the fight against corruption –and who a House committee rejected for lack of drive, passion and interest to chair the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission—got the nod after MPs extended the sitting to ensure his approval was granted on Tuesday evening.

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