Some Jubilee MPs are opposed to the inclusion of Sports and Culture cabinet secretary nominee Rashid Mohammed Echesa in the list to be debated at the National Assembly today. The move comes after questions were raised about his academic qualifications.
The nominee for Cabinet secretary for Sports represents 'the many underprivileged Kenyans who have missed out on opportunities due to family difficulties', according to the Parliamentary Majority Chief Whip. Benjamin Washiali's glowing tribute comes even as some Kenyans expressed dismay at the selection of Rashid Echesa, the 36-year-old former boxer, to head the Sports docket. A vetting report by the Leader of Majority, Aden Duale, gives the Echesa a thumbs up as having satisfied the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity.