A parliamentary committee has rejected President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nominee to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights.
The Justice and Legal Affairs Committee said the process leading to the nomination of Dr Samuel Njuguna Kabue did not comply with the law.
“A new selection panel should be constituted to receive applications, interview applicants and shortlist them for nomination,” said a committee in a report tabled on Thursday.
The committee was chaired by Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga and said that while Dr Kabue was qualified and experienced, he was not shortlisted by the selection panel.
Dr Kabue has three Masters degrees and several certificates. He works at the World Council of Churches.
Dr Kabue told the committee he is under investigation by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission for failing to act on instructions from board of the National Council of Persons with Disabilities, his previous employer.
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