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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 Investment Committee.

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 Lonyangapuo.

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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"This should not invoke feelings of bitterness among former and new officials. I will support the new chairman and help whenever possible," he said.

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 investments. 

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