Cabinet Secretaries Warned over Snubbing Summons


Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has warned Cabinet Secretaries, ignoring Senate summons.

In strict messages directed at the Cabinet Secretaries who have been ignoring the committees on Thursday, Lusaka warned of dire consequences.

The speaker also banned Chief Administrative Secretaries and Principal Secretaries from appearing before the House panels as the Constitution and other laws obligate them to honor parliamentary invites and summons.

The communication comes in the wake of bitter lamentations by senators over a habit by some CS’s of ignoring their invitations and summons.

Two months ago, the senators criticized Petroleum CS John Munyes and then Energy CS, now in charge of Devolution, Charles Keter, for ignoring their meeting s.

They were invited and later summoned to explain the skyrocketing fuel and electricity prices and the troubles at Kenya power.

Just before proceeding for a break, the senate security committee Fred Outa, the acting chairman, had called on Interior CS Fred Matiangi, who has ignored seven invitations by the committee.

Matiangi was invited to respond to the escalating clashes over county boundary disputes and several other statements sought by members on security in their areas.

Treasury CS Ukur Yatani and Sports CS Amina Mohammed have also been singled out for avoiding their meeting.


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