- Agriculture CS nominee Mithika Linturi on Friday appeared before the National Assembly Committee on Appointment for vetting
- The nominee was cornered with respect to the numerous controversies on his name; as observed by Junet Mohamed, Kimani Ichung’wa appeared to be cushioning him
- The Suna East MP thus called on his Kikuyu counterpart to shun standing in the way with regard to the tough grilling of the nominee
Suna East MP Junet Mohamed has taken on his Kikuyu counterpart Kimani Ichung’wa over the latter’s attempts to cushion Mithika Linturi against thought questions.
On Friday, October 21, Linturi, the nominee for the Agriculture docket, was the first to appear before the National Assembly Committee on Appointment stewarded by Speaker Moses Wetang’ula.
As his suitability for the office was being revived, the nominee was taken to task on various issues, including a handful of matters contested in court.
A part of the committee was unamused by a section of the committee’s top brass, which appeared to be protecting the nominee from the tough grilling.
Junet specifically called out Ichung’wa, whom he argued was handling matters in favour of Linturi.
“Chairman, I wanted to bring it to your attention, I want to tell the majority leader that he is not going to be the minister for agriculture for the next five years. The person with the chance is the nominee before us if approved. I think he is competent enough to answer those questions,” said Junet.