The vetting of the 22 Cabinet Secretary nominees President William Ruto announced last month kicks off on Monday at the National Assembly.

A communiqué by the Clerk of the National Assembly Sarah Kioko states that the exercise runs through  to Saturday, October 22, with the exception of Thursday, October 20, when the country will observe Mashujaa Day.

The nominees are set to present themselves before the 15-member Committee on Appointments that will be chaired by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Moses Wetangula.

Appearing before the panel on Monday will be Musalia Mudavadi, who has been nominated to the Prime Cabinet, at 9.00 am.

Justin Muturi, the Attorney General nominee, will appear at 10.30 am, while Defence CS nominee Aden Duale is expected at 11.30 am.

Dr Alfred Mutua who has been nominated to the Foreign and Diaspora Affairs docket will face the committee at 2.30 pm, while her Water, Sanitation and Irrigation counterpart Alice Wahome will close the day’s exercise after her vetting which is slated at 3.30 pm.

The candidates are required to present before the committee their original IDs, academic and professional certificates, and letters of clearance and compliance from EACC, KRA, HELB, DCI and CRB.

By Fred Azelwa.