Uhuru picks replacement for Kavuludi at police agency
President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated Eliud Ndung’u Kinuthia for appointment as chairperson of the National Police Service Commission (NPSC).Mr Kenyatta forwarded the name of Mr Kinuthia, the unsuccessful candidate for Lamu County governor in the 2017 General Election, to Parliament for vetting. He also named five other members of the commission who will take office if approved by Parliament following the expiry of the term of the Johnston Kavuludi-led NPSC. They are Lillian Mutio Kiamba, Eusebius Karuti Laibuta, Naphtaly Kipchirchir Rono, Alice Atieno Otwala and John Tentemo ole Moyaki as members of the commission. “The President therefore seeks the approval of this House on the nominees for appointment to the aforementioned positions,” Justin Muturi, Speaker of the National Assembly, said in a communication to MPs.“I therefore refer the message from the President, together with the curriculum vitae of the nominees to the Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security for consideration,” Mr Muturi said.Section 6(6) of the National Police Service Commission Act requires the National Assembly to either approve or reject nominees to the respective positions.