With utmost gratitude and humility, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwah has accepted his nomination to the Catering Committee. Once in the powerful Budgeting and Appropriations Committee, he has been moved to the Member Services Committee, previously known as the Catering Committee.
Ichung’wah was among the 16 legislators who were ejected from key House Committees as he is a Deputy President William Ruto ally who has been undermining the President as their leader.
The MP welcomed the move as a member of the ” Catering” Committee saying that he was happy to be included.
“I thank the Majority Leader and Majority Whip for the opportunity to serve in the Member Services Committee, which was previously known as the Catering Committee… these services includes virtual sittings in this age of COVID-19 to help elderly members like Baba of Parliament Jimmy Nuru Angwenyi and Maina Kamanda, to continue serving their constituents… This is also the committee that oversights the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC)”.
He said he will take up the committee with “passion, energy and gusto”. Suna MP and Minority whip Junet Mohammed on a light not that they would blame him should the quality of tea and mandazi go down. Others in the Member Services Committee include Rigathi Gachagua, Kesses MP Swarup Mishra, Tharaka Nithi Woman Rep Beatrice Nyaga, and Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir.
The committee is chaired by Nyaribari Masaba MP Ezekiel Machogu, also has the following members; Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto, Tana River Woman Representative Rehema Hassan, Njoro MP Charity Kathambi Chepkwony, Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), Bernard Okoth (Kibra), Nzambia Kithua ,(Kilome), Christopher Aseka (Khwisero), John Walter Owino (Awendo) and Kakamega Woman Representative Elsie Muhanda. The committee has 15 members.