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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT (No. 05 of 2014) ON NOMINATION OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE

Honorable Members,

In accordance with Standing Order 42, I wish to convey that I have received a Message from the President regarding nomination of the Director General of the National Intelligence Service.  The Message, which was submitted by way of a letter dated August 20, 2014, convey that in accordance with Section 7 (1) and (2) of the National Intelligence Service Act, 2012, H.E. The President has nominated Maj. Gen. Philip Wachira Kameru to be the Director General of the National Intelligence Service.

Hon. Members, Section 7 of the National Intelligence Service Act, 2012 states that, and I quote- “ There shall be a Director-General of the Service who shall, with the approval of the National Assembly, be appointed by the President”

 

Further, subsection (3) require the National Assembly to consider the suitability of the nominee and either approve or reject the appointment within fourteen days. On the other hand, subsection (6) of Section (7) states, and I quote-

 

(6) If, after the expiry of a period of sixty days from the date of the nomination of a person for the appointment as a Director-General under subsection(2), the National Assembly has neither approved nor rejected the nomination of the person, the nominees shall be deemed to have been approved by the National Assembly”

In this regard Hon. Members, this nomination, including the curriculum vitae of the nominee now stands referred to the Departmental Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations for Consideration in accordance with the provisions of National Intelligence Service Act, 2012 and the Public Appointments (Parliamentary Approval) Act, 2011 and report to the House.

 

Thank you!

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