Wetangula Picks Ruto Loyalist for PSC Job

  • United Democratic Alliance (UDA) chairman Johnson Muthama was nominated to the powerful Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC).

    The former Machakos Senator was picked by Speaker of the National Assembly, Moses Wetangula who doubles up as the chairperson of the Commission. 

    According to a report tabled in both the National Assembly and the Senate, the two Houses will deliberate on the matter once they resume sittings and decide on Muthama’s suitability for the role. 

    UDA Chairperson Johnstone Muthama addresses the media on January 8, 2021.

    UDA Chairperson Johnstone Muthama addresses the media on January 8, 2021.

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    If approved, he will join the commission as a non-member of parliament who represents the public for a period of five years.  

    Muthama is poised to replace Samuel Chepkonga- who resigned from the commission to reclaim the Ainabkoi parliamentary seat. 

    If his nomination is approved in Parliament, Muthama will join seven members who were sworn in on November 10, 2022.

    The seven included Likoni MP Mishi Mboko (ODM), Nyali MP Mohamed Ali (UDA), Nyandarua Woman Representative Faith Gitau (UDA) and Laikipia Senator John Kinyua (UDA).

    Others included are Nyamira Senator Okong’o Omogeni (ODM), Mavoko MP Patrick Makau (Wiper) and Nominated Senator Joyce Korir (UDA).

    During the vetting process, Muthama informed the commission that he was the right fit for the job owing to his former role in Parliament. 

    “I believe I have the necessary experience to serve as a member of the Parliamentary Service Commission with being a Member of Parliament for a long time prepared me adequately,” Muthama remarked at the time. 

    The commission’s work involves ensuring the smooth running of both Houses of Parliament, the Senate, and the National Assembly.

    PSC constitutes the National Assembly Speaker who acts as chairperson, four members nominated equally from both houses, three members nominated by the parties not forming the national government, and one man and one woman appointed by Parliament from among persons who are experienced in public affairs but are not lawmakers. 

    Public Service Commission offices (Undated)

    Public Service Commission offices (Undated)

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