Retired ACK Archbishop Eliud Wabukala. Parliament stands between him and EACC chairmanship.file Photo
BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI 20TH DEC,2016-President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated retired head of the Anglican Church Eliud Wabukala to chair the anti-corruption commission and has sent his name to Parliament for vetting.
President Kenyatta sent his name to the National Assembly in a communication that was read to the House by Speaker Justin Muturi during Tuesday’s special sitting.
Archbishop Wabukala was among six individuals who had been shortlisted for interviews to head of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
They were interviewed for the job by the Public Service Commission on November 17.
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Others who eyed the job were Mr William Kirwa, Mr Philemon Mwaisaka, Mr Peter Ondieki, Ms Rose Osoro and Erastus Iguna.
Parliament has 14 days from the date the Speaker tables the names to vet and approve or reject Archbishop Wabukala.
The House, before consideration, has seven days to seek public’s views on the candidate’s suitability
But on Tuesday, the House voted to extend the period of vetting by not more than 14 days to factor in the fact that MPs will be going on their recess.