Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo has opposed the appointment of former Presidential aspirant Abduba Dida to the Constituency Development Fund. President sacked Ms Jennifer Nafula Barasa from the same position.
The appointment flouts the CDF Act which stipulates the chair has to come from among the board members.
“The President’s purported appointment of Dida to chair CDF Board shows scant respect for the law and we will oppose it strenuously.”
For one to chair the CDF Board, Mr Gumbo said, he or she must be a board member nominated by one of the nominating bodies and be vetted by the relevant House team.
“All board members must secure Parliamentary approval prior to gazettement. There’s no way our committee will allow such flouting of the law, far less letting a comedian chair such an important fund,” Mr Gumbo said.
According to the CDF Act 2013:
“The Cabinet Secretary shall appoint the Chairperson of the Board from amongst the four persons appointed in accordance with paragraph (d) of subsection (2).
“The names and curriculum vitae of the persons nominated to be appointed as members of the Board pursuant to paragraph (d) of subsection (2) shall be
submitted to Parliament for approval before appointments are made.”