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Ruto's CS nominee for Tourism rejected

The Committee on Appointments approved the appointment of the President's 21 other nominees

National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung'wa moves special motion rejecting nomination of Peninah Malonza for Ministry of Tourism cabinet secretary

Majority Leader Kimani Ichung'wa has this afternoon moved a special motion at the National Assembly rejecting the appointment of Tourism Cabinet Secretary nominee Peninah Malonza following her interview.

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The findings of the Committee on Appointments (CoA) indicated a unanimous decision, having found that Malonza did not fit the position.

"The nominee did not demonstrate knowledge on topical, administrative, and technical issues touching on the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage. Consequently, the nominee lacks requisite abilities and experience to serve as the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage," the Committee wrote in its reported tabled at parliament.

Malonza was the only CS nominee rejected by the MPs as all other 21 candidates vetted for similar positions were approved for their appointments.

Following their respective interviews on October 17 and October 22, former Speaker Justin Muturi and Mercy Kiiru were cleared for appointment as Attorney General and Secretary to the Cabinet.

During his appearance before the MPs, the former Speaker sparked discussions over his sources of wealth after he indicated his net worth as Sh700 million, Sh400 million more than the figure he had quoted in 2021.

MPs did not probe how the soon-to-be AG made the amount in the span of a year as he indicated his primary sources of wealth as farming and consultancy services.

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