Cord withdraws MPs from House committees
The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) has withdrawn its MPs from Parliamentary committees in a move likely to paralyse House business. Cord demanded that Jubilee cedes ground on majority membership of two key committees- Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and Public Investments Committee (PIC). The decision was reached during Cord’s Parliamentary Group meeting Wednesday.
The meeting was chaired by Cord principals Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula at the Panafric Hotel, Nairobi. On Monday, Jubilee withdrew a compromise it had offered and threatened to go ahead and constitute parliamentary committees without the participation of the Opposition.
In escalation of the fight for the control of the committees, Majority Leader Aden Duale withdrew a list of 28 Jubilee MPs he presented on Thursday to Clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi. Fourteen were to sit in the PAC and the other half on the PIC.