Kenya’s Parliament on Monday began the vetting process for President William Ruto’s cabinet nominees nearly three weeks since they were announced.
The vetting procedure is constitutionally mandatory for all persons appointed to cabinet positions before they can be sworn into office.
Five nominees are scheduled to appear before the 15-member parliamentary committee chaired by the National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula.
The five include Musalia Mudavadi (Prime Cabinet Secretary), Aden Duale (Defence), Alfred Mutua (Foreign Affairs), Alice Wahome (Water, Sanitation and Irrigation) and Justin Muturi (Attorney General).
The vetting process is scheduled to run until October 22.
President Ruto unveiled his 22-person cabinet nominees on September 27, two weeks after he was sworn into office.
Only one Cabinet Secretary who served under the former administration was retained in the new line up.
Once approved and sworn into office, the new cabinet is expected to tackle various challenges affecting the East African country.
Some of those challenges include a deadly drought that has claimed lives in parts of the country, high cost of living and insecurity.