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More leaders react to Kuria's proposal to supervise cabinet committee

Charles Ronald
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MP Aden Duale. [Source/goobjoog.com]

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has opposed Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria’s plan to oversee Interior CS Fred Matiang’i’s a new role.

This is after Kuria proposed a 27-member committee that will supervise the Cabinet Committee on Development which was created by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

In the proposal by Kuria, he had picked himself as the chair of the committee together with Duale and other leaders.

Duale, however, rejected the proposal and his position in the committee saying he has other important duties being the leader of the majority.

The Garissa Township MP further said that there are similar committees that perform the same roles that have been proposed by Kuria.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Duale added that creation of Kuria’s proposed committee would lead to duplication of roles and would have no impact on Parliament.

“The functions of this new committee will overlap with those of others. There is no need to duplicate roles that are already under various committees of Parliament.”

“Before we even create this new committee, Kuria will need to convince the House on why another committee should be formed instead of using the existing ones. I have other things to do in the House as the Leader of the Majority and therefore I’m not interested in being a member of such a committee,” Duale said.

In January, President Kenyatta had appointed Matiang’i to chair the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee that comprises all Cabinet secretaries, the Attorney General and Head of the Public Service.

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