Chebukati’s Wife Among Ruto’s Nominated Candidates For Government Job
President William Ruto has nominated candidates for appointment to the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) and the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).
The nominations were made on the recommendation of the Public Service Commission (PSC).
For the CRA, President Ruto has nominated CPA Mary Wanyonyi as the Chairperson. Wanyonyi is a qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. She is currently the Deputy Director-General of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
For the SRC, President Ruto has nominated Dr. Ocharo Odhiambo as the Chairperson. Odhiambo is a qualified economist with over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He is currently the Director of Economic Research at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA).
The nominations are now subject to parliamentary approval.
The CRA is a constitutional body that is responsible for allocating revenue raised by the national government to the 47 counties. The SRC is a constitutional body that is responsible for setting and reviewing the salaries and allowances of all public officers.
The nominations of CPA Mary Wanyonyi and Dr. Ocharo Odhiambo are significant for a number of reasons.
First, they are the first time that the President has nominated candidates for appointment to these two important constitutional bodies.
Second, both Wanyonyi and Odhiambo are qualified and experienced professionals with a proven track record of success in the public and private sectors.
Third, the nominations are seen as a sign of President Ruto’s commitment to upholding the rule of law and ensuring that these two important constitutional bodies are independent and impartial.
The Parliamentary Approval Process
The nominations of CPA Mary Wanyonyi and Dr. Ocharo Odhiambo will now be subject to parliamentary approval.
The National Assembly and the Senate will each have 21 days to consider the nominations. If a majority of members of either house vote against a nomination, the President will have to withdraw the nomination and nominate someone else.
If both houses approve the nominations, the President will then appoint CPA Mary Wanyonyi and Dr. Ocharo Odhiambo to the CRA and the SRC, respectively.