BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH MAY,2022-Outgoing Clerk of the National Assembly Michael Sialai has vowed to strengthen relations between Kenya and Namibia if his appointment as High Commissioner is upheld by Parliament.
On the second day of vetting of Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Permanent Representatives, Sialai appeared before the Departmental Committee on Defence & Foreign Relations vetting following his appointment as High Commissioner to Namibia by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Sialai, said he endeavor to enhance ties with Namibia on education, tourism trade among other agendas if his appointment is if approved.
Sialai possesses unrivalled experience in the public service after over 25 years in the Parliamentary Service Commission.
He was first appointed as a First Clerk Assistant in Parliament in 1995 and rose to be the Clerk of the National Assembly.
Sialai told the committee he was proud of his achievements as Clerk singling out the chaos that preceded the passing of Security laws amendment bill 2015 as his lowest moment in Parliament.
He says he looks forward to a successor who will continue to legacy he has left saying the incoming Clerk has his work cut out.
Sialai CBS, who is currently serving as the Vice-Chair of the Clerks-at-the-Table (SoCATT) Africa Region said he has widely interacted with colleagues from other Parliaments including Namibia which will serve as an advantage in his new role.
Others who appeared before the Committee include the nominee to the Republic of Mozambique, Mr. Paul Kamweru Mburu, Amb. Galma Boru nominee for Indonesia, Maj.Gen. Andrew Ikenye High Commissioner nominee to the Republic of Nigeria.
They are part of 22 persons President Uhuru nominated for appointment as Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Permanent Representatives to various diplomatic missions as representatives of the Republic of Kenya