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Parliament vets SRC nominees, goes for recess

By Standard Reporter | Published Thu, August 30th 2018 at 20:21, Updated August 30th 2018 at 20:35 GMT +3
The National Assembly in session. [Photo: Courtesy]

The National Assembly is going for a month-long recess after vetting and approving eight nominees to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

A statement from Parliament says the house will go for a break in September and resume sittings on October 2, 2018.

The recess comes shortly after the approval of nominees to the SRC, in which former legislator Halima Mohammed failed to make the cut.

"The House has rejected the nomination of former nominated Senator, Hon. Halima Abdille Mohammed, to represent Parliamentary Service Commission, in the SRC after she fell short of the qualifications for appointment, as spelt out in the SRC Act," reads statement from the National Assembly, shared on its social media page.

The former legislator was nominated to represent the Parliamentary Service Commission at the SRC.

Ms Lyn Cherop Mengich has been picked as the chairperson of the commission. Others include former legislator Mr Dalmas Otieno, Ms. Leah Mumbua Munyao, Mr. John Kennedy Monyocho, Ms. Margaret Sawe, Ms. Nelly Peris Ashubwe, Ms. Sophie Moturi and Mr. Amani Yuda Komora.

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