On Wednesday all Cabinet nominees that had been appointed by President William Ruto were approved unanimously by the members of the 13th parliament.
It has since emerged that intense lobbying by the Kenya Kwanza leadership and a section of Azimio-One Kenya colleagues rescued the careers of three individuals nominated to the Cabinet but who had been rejected by the Committee on Appointments(CoA).
Sources have it that Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’ wah lobbied his colleagues to rally behind nominees Mithuka Linturi, Penina Malonza and Aisha Jumwa, who were on the verge of being rejected by the House.
The committee had earlier unanimously rejected Malonza.
Wiper-allied MPs and some counterparts from the coastal region also joined forces to rescue Malonza and lobbied their colleague to vote in her favour and ensure she joins President William Ruto’s first cabinet.
Political analysts say that Kenya Kwanza members’ decision in CoA to reject Malonza was an ingenious way to get the support of Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka to save the other nominees that had been rejected.
Do you think the Cabinet nominees that were approved yesterday working together with President Ruto will be able to revive Kenya’s economy as earlier promised during campaigns?
Meanwhile here are news stories making headlines in Opera News today;
President Ruto to host lawmakers at State House
President William Ruto will this morning host a National Assembly Parliamentary Group (PG) meeting at State House for the lawmakers to firm up the leadership and membership of key committees, which will be integral in the approval of government policies and expenditure plans.
Also up for discussion, Nation understands, is the government’s agenda in the House and the proposed Sh50 billion Hustler’s Fund.
The Kenya Kwanza PG, the third since Dr Ruto was declared the winner of the August 9 presidential poll, will take two hours from 7:30 am to 9:30 am.
China Addresses Reports Of Fining Kenya Over SGR Loan
China has not fined Kenya for allegedly defaulting on its SGR loan repayment, a Chinese government official has said.
Speaking on Tuesday, Director General of African Affairs in the Chinese Foreign Affairs ministry Wu Peng said Kenya’s repayment of the China Exim Bank loan is normal.
“Recently in Kenya, they said that China has slapped some fines for defaulting on Chinese SGR loan. It is not true,” Peng said.
List Of Members Of Parliament Who Visited Their Sirisia Counterpart John Waluke In Prison on Wednesday
A section of Western Kenya members of Parliament allied to Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition party, on Wednesday, 26th October 2022, jointly visited their colleague Sirisia constituency member of Parliament Hon John Waluke who is still in police custody after he was jailed for 69 years over corruption.
The members of Parliament who visited the Sirisia lawmaker include Kwisero constituency Member of Parliament Hon. Christopher Aseka, Cherengany constituency Member of Parliament Hon. Patrick Simiyu, Kakamega women representative Elsie Muhanda, Navakholo constituency member of Parliament Emanuel Wangwe.