Who will save Kenya from the tight jaws of state capture?
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have this morning summoned all Jubilee MPs to a House group meeting at State House, where the party is expected to whip its members to approve all the names.
This is the second time in as many months MPs are trooping to State House. Last month Uhuru Kenyatta summoned Jubilee members of four parliamentary committees to address leadership wrangles after the party dethroned their elected leaders.
National Assembly Leader of Majority Aden Duale declared it was their mandate to ensure that the President’s agenda ran without disruption.
However, analysts have termed frequent meetings between the executive and the legislature as those that reduces the presidency into the role of parliamentary chief whip.
With the independence of parliament taken over by the Jubilee executive, legislation capacity in Kenya is greatly undermined and the presidency debased.
With parliament quickly passing Uhuru’s Cabinet nominees and looking to endorse government business, it is feared that Kenya has effectively fallen prey to Jubilee state capture where all institutional checks and balanced are subject to the whims of one man.
NASA has indicated it will not participate in discussing the cabinet nominees report in parliament because it does not recognise Uhuru as the appointing authority.
National Assembly Leader of Minority John Mbadi yesterday said NASA would also skip the vetting of principal secretaries and ambassadors.
This development gives Jubilee a free ride to whatever it wants to do without the need for being accountable to the constitution.