Interior Cabinet secretary Kithure Kindiki will today be the first minister to appear on the floor of the House to directly respond to MPs’ questions.
This follows after the speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetangula is on record saying that neither Chief Administrative Secretaries (CAS) nor other government officials will be allowed to represent Cabinet secretaries in plenary when they start appearing today.
Today’s tentative Order Paper indicates that Kindiki is expected to respond to three questions from MPs Martha Wangari (Gilgil), Abdul Haro (Mandera South) and Joseph Gitari (Kirinyaga Central).
Wangari’s question relates to the shortage of birth registration materials (also known as B1 forms) in health facilities across the country while Haro’s query relates to the establishment of civil registration centres in every sub-county.
Gitari has two questions relating to outstanding warrants of arrest from the Kagumo police post against a certain individual as well as the emergence of criminal gangs or terror groups in the country.
Meanwhile, here are news stories making headlines on Opera News today;
Boyfriend: ‘June Kangogo owed me Sh1 million, lived a flashy lifestyle’
The alleged boyfriend of June Jerop Kangogo, an accountant at the National Industrial Training Authority (Nita) in Nairobi who was found murdered a fortnight ago, says she owed him a debt of Sh1 million.
Mr Jesse Wafula Walukha, in documents filed at the High Court in Nairobi, also says Kangogo was her business partner and she was avoiding queries from her colleagues at work over her lifestyle and ownership of a motor vehicle.
He wants to be released from police custody saying there is no tangible evidence tying him to Kangogo or linking him to the murder and that he has “nothing to do with her death”.
Aaron Cheruiyot Claims 95-97% of MPs Take Home Paltry KSh 10k Monthly: “1st Rule of Survival”
Last week, it emerged that Members of Parliament had reportedly joined a list of public servants who are experiencing salary delays.
On Friday, April 7, National Assembly Minority leader Opiyo Wandayi said MPs were yet to receive their salaries, wondering where the revenue generated was being channelled.
Normally, MPs receive their salaries by the end month between the 26th and 30th. But reacting to Wandayi’s remarks, Kericho senator Aaron Cheruiyot claimed that a big percentage of parliamentarians take home less than KSh 10,000 monthly.
Man Rescued by Gunmen from Iten Hospital Is Bandit Commander, Fresh Details Show
A night raid at the Iten County Referral Hospital has taken a new twist after it emerged that a man who was rescued from the medical facility by armed men is indeed a bandit commander.
Dennis Kemboi has been sought for murder charges among other banditry activities in the North Rift region.
In what sounded like a scene from a Hollywood movie, over 10 heavily armed men stormed into the hospital’s ward on the night of Sunday, April 9, and snatched their leader from the police who were about to detain him shortly after his discharge.