Khalwale beaten out of Senate Committee
17 February 2016, 13:17
Nairobi - Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale has lost the chairmanship of the Senate Public Accounts Committee.
Khalwale, The Star reported, garnered three out of 11 votes in the election and lost his seat as chairman of the powerful Public Accounts and
The Kakamega Senator was replaced by
Nyamira's Kennedy Okong'o who got six votes. Mombasa Senator Hassan
Omar, who was deputy chairman, was replaced by West Pokot Senator John
Khalwale said at Parliament buildings after the vote on Wednesday that he is ready to work with and support new officials.
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should not invoke feelings of bitterness among former and new
officials. I will support the new chairman and help whenever possible,"
According to The Standard, the sessional committee, that oversees how the 47
counties use allocated funds and audit their investments, elects new
leaders when Parliament resumes.
It is mandated with examining
reports by the Auditor General on the annual account of county
governments and any other reports from the concerning county funds and
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