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Senate Committee to Vet Nominees of Commission to Investigate Makueni County

The Senate Committee on Devolved Governments is expected to vet six nominees to inquire into and investigate the situation in Makueni County and make recommendations on the suspension of the county government.

H.E. The President, Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated Mohammed Nyagoa to chair the Commission. Johnston Kavuludi, Emily Gatuguta, Prof. Harrison Maithya, Alice Nderitu and Taib Ali are nominated as members of the Commission that shall have all or any of the powers vested in a Commission.

In November last year, The President received a petition for the suspension signed by more than 3,200 Makueni County residents. They argue that the antagonistic working relationship between the county executives and members of the county assembly negatively affected county development programmes.

On receipt of the petition and in accordance with section 123(2) of the County Governments Act, H.E. The President requested the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to confirm the veracity of the signatures in the petition.

The electoral body confirmed that section 123(2) of the County Governments Act had been satisfied.

The Senate Committee on Devolved Governments chaired by Hon Sen Kipchumba Murkomen is expected to file its report on February 24 for deliberation by the Senate.

 

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