Jubilee MPs embarrass Uhuru’s cousin during State House meeting

President Kenyatta had nominated his cousin for a powerful position

The session took off on a dramatic turn after the MPs rejected the nomination of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cousin, Beth Mugo, to the powerful Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC).

Mrs Mugo, who is a nominated Senator, had been proposed by the President, to sit in the most powerful parliamentary committee even though it was highly contested.

Unfortunately, the Jubilee Parliamentary Group overlooked Mugo’s close relationship with President Kenyatta and refused to approve her name.

The 79-year old politician is one of the longest serving parliamentarians, having entered the August House in 1992.

Eldass MP Adan Keynan and his Taveta counterpart Naomi Shaban, were equally rejected.

The selection of chairs of various parliamentary committees was less acrimonious, despite claims that the Rift Valley and Mt Kenya regions were over-represented.

Those who were picked to chair parliamentary committees included: Rachael Nyamai (land), Sabina Chege (health), William Cheptumo (justice and legal affairs), Ali Wario (labour), Kanini Kega (energy), Katoo Ole Metito (defense), Paul Koinange (security), Kimani Ichungwa (transport committee), Jeremiah Kioni (cohesion), Joseph Limo (finance), and Kareke Mbiuki in the environment committee.

The NASA coalition has suffered similar infighting after some of the coalition parties threatened to defect over what they termed unfair distribution of seats.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Mukhisa Kituyi named 2021 top searched Kenyan personality on Google

Mukhisa Kituyi named 2021 top searched Kenyan personality on Google

CS Matiang'i declares December 13 a Public Holiday

CS Matiang'i declares December 13 a Public Holiday

KUCCPS claims 32-year-old woman was supposed to join Moi University 13 years ago

KUCCPS claims 32-year-old woman was supposed to join Moi University 13 years ago

Uhuru mourns owner of iconic African Heritage House, Alan Donovan

Uhuru mourns owner of iconic African Heritage House, Alan Donovan

Kenya to receive new U.S. ambassador

Kenya to receive new U.S. ambassador

NPS issues statement over viral video of GSU graduates 'threatening' civilians

NPS issues statement over viral video of GSU graduates 'threatening' civilians

New Mama Margaret Kenyatta Hospital in Nairobi ready for Launch [Photos]

New Mama Margaret Kenyatta Hospital in Nairobi ready for Launch [Photos]

I survived but my friend didn't - Kabete survivor narrates ordeal

I survived but my friend didn't - Kabete survivor narrates ordeal

Nationwide Covid-19 vaccination awareness campaign launched

Nationwide Covid-19 vaccination awareness campaign launched