Parliament resumes today after 2 months break

Parliament is expected to resumes today after a two months break. The main business is debate and subsequent approval of appointment of nominees to the cabinet. The Committee on Appointments will table its report after vetting nine nominees on Thursday and Friday last week. The names include, John Munyes for the Petroleum and Mining ministry, Monica Juma for the Foreign Affairs docket, Farida Karoney – Lands and Housing, Peter Munya [East African Community and the Northern Corridor Development] and Professor Margaret Kobia – Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Ministry. Also vetted were Keriako Tobiko [Environment and Forestry], Simon Chelugui [Water and Sanitation], Ukur Yatani [Labour and Social Services] and Rashid Achesa for Sports and Heritage docket. The legislators will further appoint members to the Parliamentary Service Commission after both NASA and Jubilee differed on an initial list forwarded for approval last year. Meanwhile, the Senate on its part is scheduled to approve Members of the Senate Business committee.