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How Azimio MPs efforts to bring down Aisha Jumwa and Linturi failed

The efforts of Azimio la Umoja Members of Parliament (MPs) to reject the appointment of Aisha Jumwa failed after Kenya Kwanza, which is the majority group, approved their appointment as Cabinet Secretaries.

The MPs also recommended the rejection of Mithika Limturi who was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Development.

The eight MPs noted that the basis of the rejection of the two nominees was premised on integrity questions, contrary to the clear provisions of Chapter 6 of the constitution.

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The eight MPs, Opiyo Wandayi, Robert Mbui, Junet Mohammed, David Pkosing, Naisula Lesuuda, Mishi Mboko, Abdi Shurie, and Caleb Amisi maintained that Chapter 6 of the constitution was put in place by Kenyan constitution-making, well aware of the highest standards of ethics and molarity they needed to see holders of public offices.

They also argue that the standards of Kenya were that the standards of holding a public office be so elevated to a level that simple allegations tainting the office would warrant an automatic disqualification, notwithstanding any judicial finding on criminal culpability on the part of the nominee.

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The MPs rejected the appointment of Aisha Jumwa because of the pending murder case.

However, during the vetting process, Jumwa defended herself by saying that she did not shoot anyone and that she does not know how to handle a gun at all as she owns none.

She also stated that she is seeking an out-of-court settlement with the family of Mr. Ngumbao.

On the other hand, the MPs also said that Linturi was not supposed to hold the office he was appointed to serve because of the attempted rape charges against him.

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They also argued that Linturi has a case about forgery in securing a loan of Sh530 million and Sh100 million.

However, the two were approved by Kenya Kwanza MPs who are the majority group in Parliament.

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