Kitui County Assembly speaker Kevin Kinengo Katisya during the morning plenary sitting on Wednesday (23rd November) communicated to the House the postponement of the approval hearings for persons nominated for appointment as County Executive Committee Members (CECs) until further notice.
While delivering his communication to the House, Speaker Kevin Kinengo quoted a letter from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) that was received on 18th November 2022 directing Assemblies not to approve nominees for appointment without being cleared by the same commission through the integrity vetting process.
The Speaker noted that a letter from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission dated 17th November 2022 was issued to All County Governors, All Speakers of County Assemblies, and All Clerks of County Assemblies to stop vetting of CEC nominees who have not been cleared by the EACC through the integrity vetting procedure.
Further, the Speaker informed the House that he has submitted the names of nominees to the Commission for clearance.
“I have also written to the respective Universities seeking authenticity of the nominee’s degree certificates’’, the Speaker said.
Kinengo added that at the close of business Tuesday, 22nd November 2022, his office had not received the above reports from EACC and Universities respectively, thus necessitating the decision to postpone the vetting process until further notice.
The vetting process of the Kitui CECs was slated to be held from Thursday 24th November and Friday 25th November. Missed out on an earlier story on the CEC Nominees? check it out below;