Senator Kajwang’ elected to head public accounts committee.
On Tuesday, 25th october, Homabay senator Kajwang’ elected to head public accounts committee.
His deputy will be Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei.
Member of the public accounts committee include; John Methu( Nyandarua), Okiyah Omtahtah( Busia) ,Edwin Sifuna ( Nairobi) and Fatuma Dullo from Isiolo.
Additional members include; Kisii Senator Richard Onyonka, Nominated Senator Omar Marim Sheikh and Tharaka Nithi Senator Mwenda Gataya.
Kajwang’ stated,”I have sat on this chair before and I am looking forward to a very good relationship. I want to commit that we will continue on the same trajectory, it should not be business as usual, we have no intention of making governors love us, it should not be about the governors but about the people.”
On the other hand, Vihiga Senator Godfrey Osotsi was elected as the head of the County Public Investments and Special Funds Committee.
His deputy will be Kisumu Senator Prof Tom Ojienda.
Roles of both committees
The are a preserve of the opposition both in the National Assembly and the Senate.
Review county financial records to ensure transparency in the use of public funds.
The committees have powers similar to those of the High Court ; They can summon county officials or any person of interest for questioning on matters concerning the use of public resources.