Charity Ngilu defies Uhuru and honours MPs’ summons


Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu on Tuesday honoured a summons by MPs and appeared before the National Assembly to answer questions, despite an earlier State House directive asking CSs to ignore the summonses.

Majority Leader Aden Duale said Cabinet secretaries Jacob Kaimenyi (Education) and Joseph ole Lenku were in the House precincts, apparently to answer questions before the General Oversight Committee, whose membership is open to all the MPs.

Mr Duale, however, later told MPs that the CSs would not be appearing and asked that they be slotted for next week.

After a while, the sitting adjourned and was expected to resume in the afternoon.

On Monday, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s chief of staff, Mr Joseph Kinyua, wrote to National Assembly Clerk Justin Bundi, asking him to put on hold summonses to the CSs until consultations on the matter were concluded.

Mr Charles Nyachae, the chairman of the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution, has questioned the legality of the summonses and has threatened to go to court to challenge the move.

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