The National Super Alliance, NASA says it has formally written to speakers of the houses of parliament reaffirming the nomination of John Mbadi and Moses Wetangula as minority leaders in the national assembly and the senate respectively.
NASA reiterated that the coalition was in agreement with the nomination of Mbadi and Wetangula as the house leaders and further affirmed that the coalition was on the final stages of finalizing its list of nominees who will sit in various house committees.
Speaking exclusively to EBRU TV via phone, NASA CEO Norman Magaya says that the coalition is firmly behind Mbadi and Wetangula as their representative of both houses.
Magaya however says that the coalition is, in consultation with party members to agree on names of other nominees who will occupy the various House Committees.
Magaya disputed claims that Mbadi had submitted the final list of other nominees to Speaker Justin Muturi pending scrutiny whether due process was followed in getting the names.
The nomination of Mbadi and Wetangula have in the past been quashed by the House Speakers, Justin Muturi and Ken Lusaka, with the former saying the House rules were not followed and the latter saying that Wetangula’s Ford Kenya Party is not a parliamentary party given he is the only elected member on that ticket.
While rejecting Mbadi’s nomination, speaker of the national assembly Justin Muturi directed the Opposition to put its House in order and arrive at an agreeable decision on the list of nominees that would be unanimously adopted by the coalition members.
Muturi said that he had received many complaints from the NASA-affiliate parties over the alliance’s House leadership.
Last week, Senate Speaker Lusaka also rejected Wetangula’s nomination as the Leader of Minority in the Senate on grounds that due process was not followed.
There have been disagreements in NASA over nominees to House leadership positions with this disrupting the Houses business since re-opening in September.
NASA leaders had asked Parliament to give them time until November 30 but both Houses were forced to adjourn last week because of lack of parliamentary committees with the National Assembly and the Senate expected to resume their sittings later this month.
The two Houses were to sit until December 7 before adjourning for the long December recess.