The National Assembly has welcomed submissions from members of the public ahead of vetting of the 22 nominated Cabinet Secretaries (CS), including the Attorney General and Secretary to the Cabinet, before the end of next week.

National Assembly Clerk Serah Kioko, in a statement released on Friday, said the Committee on Appointments requires citizens to participate in the process by presenting their written statements on the suitability of the CS designates.

The statements, the Clerk stated, must however be accompanied by supporting evidence supporting their objections to any nominee.

“Following the receipt of the nominations from the President, the Committee on Appointments is mandated to vet, consider their suitability for appointment to their respective positions and submit its report to the House for approval,” read the notice.

“Pursuant to the provisions of Section 6(9) of the Public Appointments (Parliamentary Approval) Act, 2011 (No. 33 of 2011), the Committee on Appointments invites interested members of the public to submit any representation by written statement on oath (affidavit) with supporting evidence contesting the suitability of the said nominees for appointment to their respective positions.”

Members of the public are required to submit their responses through emails or written documents delivered to Parliament buildings on or before Friday, October 14, 2022 at 5pm.

This follows National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula’s Thursday announcement that the vetting of the nominees by the House will commence on Tuesday next week.

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