Ruto to amend parliament standing orders for the Cabinet Secretaries to be answerable to the National Assembly.
Deputy President William Ruto has revealed that his administration is going to amend parliament Standing Orders for the Cabinet Secretaries to be accountable.
Speaking on Wednesday, August 17, at his Karen home in a meeting of leaders under the Kenya Kwanza coalition Ruto said the move will enable Cabinet Secretaries to answer questions in the National Assembly in order for them to be accountable.
“We are going to amend Standing Orders to make it possible for Cabinet Secretaries to answer questions on the floor of Parliament. It is not enough for them to go to parliamentary committees,” president-elect Ruto stated.
He also emphasized that civil servants will not be used or partake in conducting business for politicians and cautioned that the public servants have a lot to deliver.
“Political business will be carried out by political actors. Political parties must organize themselves, members of the provincial administration and public servants will not be available to carry out political work for any political party.”
“This is the only way to govern. We want them to remain independent and work for all Kenyans in spite of their affiliations. They should serve Kenyans equally.”
He challenged elected leaders under the Kenya Kwanza alliance to get down to business and deliver on the manifestos they had promised Kenyans during the campaign period.
“As we celebrate this moment, we must also ensure we deliver on our promises and commitments. The expectations of people are huge and we don’t have time to waste. We need all hands on deck. After going through all the processes, we will soon settle on working,” he stated.
ANC Nominates Mudavadi
Meanwhile, the Amani National Congress (ANC) party has nominated its leader, Musalia Mudavadi, for the position of Prime Cabinet Secretary in Ruto’s government.
According to a statement dated Wednesday, August 17, the party stated that the decision was reached unanimously during a council meeting that was called by ANC’s Secretary General, Simon Gikuru.
“The Amani National Congress has nominated its party leader, Hon Musalia Mudavadi, for the appointment as the Prime Cabinet Secretary.
“In a special meeting by the party’s Council Bureau held Wednesday, the council unanimously nominated Hon Musalia Mudavadi for the position.”
The Kenya Kwanza faction under Ruto stated that it would create a Prime Cabinet Secretary position through an Executive Order.
This is in line with the agreement signed between Ruto, Ford Kenya’s Moses Masika Wetangula, and Mudavadi.