JUSTICE AND Legal Affairs committee approves Twalib Mbarak for EACC top job

JUSTICE AND Legal Affairs committee approves Twalib Mbarak for EACC top job

Former military intelligence officer Twalib Mbarak has been approved by the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee of the national assemblyto steer the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

The committee chairperson and Baringo North MP William Cheptumo tabled a report in the House today morning recommending Mbarak’s approval.

The committee found the Twalib Mbarak is suitable for appointment to the position of Chief Executive Officer at the anti-graft agency for the next six years.

“The committee recommends that pursuant to the provision of Section 16 (1) of the EACC Act, the House approves the nomination of Mbarak for appointment as CEO of EACC by the appointing authority,” the report states in part.

During this afternoon’s session, MPs are expected to either endorse or reject Mbarak’s nomination to the top seat.

Cheptumo had earlier told the media that the nominee’s fate squarely lies on the MPs who will make their decision in the afternoon session.

“I hope and I am very certain that members will look at the report and debate on the suitability of the nominee and make a decision either way. The decision to approve or reject the nominee lies with members,” Cheptumo said.

If approved by the MPs, Mbarak’s name will be forwarded to President Uhuru Kenyatta for the official appointment before being sworn in by Chief Justice David Maraga.

He is expected to succeed Mr Halakhe Waqo as CEO at integrity centre.

The House adjourned for a long recess a fortnight ago but last week, House Speaker Justin Muturi convened the special sitting slated for today.

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