Wetangula ends Sirisia parliament’s hopes of joining PSC

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Sirisia MP John Waluke was dealt a major blow after he was replaced as a member of the Public Service Commission.

National Assembly minority leader Opiyo Wandayi excluded Waluke’s name from the list of nominees from the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party to serve on the committee.

In a quick turn of events, the legislature’s position was awarded to Isiolo senator and minority whip leader Fatuma Dullo.

Waluke, who is currently in jail and fighting to be released on bail, looked into the situation and claimed that his party, Jubilee, promised to reward him.

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A collage photo of Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni presenting Sirisia MP with a certificate of nomination to the PSC on November 2, 2022.

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“I am grateful to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 13, 2022. I am pleased to confirm the National Assembly minority party nominees to the Parliamentary Service Committee,” Wandayi said in the letter.

Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wa confirmed the members of the Senate and National Assembly nominated for PSC. The leaders were Senators Fatuma Dulo (Isiolo), Nderitu Kinyua (Laikipia), Joyce Korir (Nominated) and MPs Faith Wairimu (Nyandarua), Mishi Mboko (Likoni), Mohammed Ali (Nyali) and Patrick Makau (Mavoko).

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“As provided for in Article 233(2) of the Constitution, the Commission shall be composed of a President, a Vice-President and seven other members appointed in accordance with Article 233(2) of the Constitution and the provisions of this Act ,” chairman Wetangula confirmed.

The Parliamentary Service Committee of Kenya is one of TBEN committees in Kenya established under Article 127 of the Constitution to ensure the proper functioning of the Houses of Parliament i.e. the Senate of Kenya and the National Assembly of Kenya.

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Its powers are enshrined in the Public Service Commission Act, which empowers it to issue subpoenas that may be necessary to fulfill its mandate, require statements to be made under oath or affirmation, and make any such oath or affirmation. lay.

PSC also obtains, by lawful means, information it deems relevant, including to request reports, records, documents and any information from any person, including government agencies, and to enforce the production of such information for the proper exercise of its functions, among others .

Offices of the Public Service Commission (undated)

Offices of the Public Service Commission (undated)

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