|Head Of Public Service: Francis Kimemia|
The Saturday Nation Friday established that the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) had written to Parliament asking members not to approve the outgoing Head of Public Service’s nomination as the first holder of the position.
The commission argued Mr Kimemia had abused his current office and that he had been involved in corruption.
Based on the letter, the parliamentary committee that vetted Mr Kimemia questioned him on allegations of involvement in various corruption matters, allegations of political bias, favouritism and nepotism.
He denied the allegations.
In particular, the committee asked about his role in the 2013 presidential campaigns in which he was accused of favouring one side. He denied the accusations.
Mr Kimemia promised to ensure recommendations of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission were fully implemented.
Mr Kimemia said he will fast-track the preparation of a Cabinet memo showing how the report will be implemented and bring it to the National Assembly within the next 21 days.
He told the Parliamentary Committee on Administration and National Security that according to the Constitution, the report has to be implemented within six months.
He, however, said the onus was on the National Assembly to either approve or reject it.
Responding to questions by members of the committee, Mr Kimemia said there are more than 100 Cabinet memos that require to be implemented by the new Cabinet and that he will give them priority......Courtesy of Daily Nation