Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria during a past function. [Source/ Moses Kuria]
Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has accused the Senate of allegedly frustrating government initiatives.
The House on Thursday suspended the start of the biometric citizen registration exercise on grounds that the involved cabinet secretaries did not avail themselves.
CSs Fred Matiangi (Interior) and Joe Mucheru (ICT) failed to avail themselves before the Senate Security Committee and instead sent their administrative secretaries.
However, they were sent back by the committee which wants to know why Parliament was left in the dark in the registration rollout.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, the firebrand lawmaker bashed the Senate for halting the implementation of the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) registration.
He termed the grounds on which they halted the same as lame, frivolous and spurious, adding that it is actually the job of cabinet administrative secretaries to attend such appearances.
“Off all reasons that the Senate would give for stopping the biometric registration of citizens through NIIMS, the lame excuse that CSs Joe Mucheru and Fred Matiangi sent their respective Cabinet Administrative Secretaries is the most frivolous and spurious,” said Kuria.
“I though appearing in Parliament committees is the top assignment in the CAS job description,” he added.
The MP is now accusing the senators of acting in a manner that will cause them to later blame the government of poor development despite taking part in derailing it.
The registration will climax in the issuance of the Huduma card, an identification document compiling all the current separate identification documents.