Sensational claims made by political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi suggest that President William Ruto plans to keep Najib Balala, who now serves as cabinet secretary for tourism.
Ngunyi hinted that Peninah Malonza's rejection by the Committee on Appointments of the National Assembly was done on purpose in a statement on Monday, October 25.
The outspoken political expert stated that since the president controls the parliament, it was illogical to reject his choice. Ngunyi thinks that the president might have planned Malonza's denial so that he wouldn't be held personally accountable.
"If you control Parliament, the President's nominee cannot be rejected. Peninah Malonza was purposefully rejected. The President may have intended for it to fail or had second thoughts. This way, you can't hold him accountable. creates a path for Najib Balala, who has greater political significance along the coast, according to a tweet from Ngunyi.
Ngunyi's comments follow the presentation of the committee's report to parliament by the Leader of the Majority, Kimani Ichung'wah, which stated that the committee unanimously rejected Malonza's candidacy.
According to Articles 152 (2), 154 (2), and 156 (2) of the Constitution as well as Sections 3 and 8 of the Public Appointments Act (2011).
The appointment of the Honorable Peninah Malonza OGW as the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Wildlife, and Parks is rejected by the House.
Attorney Javas Bigambo commented on the report that was presented to the House and told TUKO.co.ke that the committee's findings showed objectivity.
According to Bigambo, "reading the report reveals practical objectivity with which the committee handled the nominations, primarily on the basis of values and ethics of public service as guaranteed by Article 232 of the Constitution."
Regarding the denial of Malonza, Bigambo claimed that the committee's members demonstrated that their political allegiance had no bearing on the screening procedure.
"The unanimous rejection of nominee Pennina Malonza demonstrates that while Kenya Kwanza enjoys a major in the committee, it did not suffer political blindness in the vetting process. The veil of political inclination was lifted, and the light of objectivity illuminated the process," he added.
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