Kandara MP Alice Wahome’s last address in Parliament as she heads for Water ministry

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Water Cabinet Secretary nominee Alice Wahome before the Committee on Appointments in Nairobi on October 17 2022. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

Kandara MP Alice Wahome on Wednesday, October 26 made her final address in the National Assembly as she heads for the Water ministry as Cabinet Secretary.

Wahome is among 24 Cabinet nominees approved by Parliament on Wednesday following their vetting by the Committee on Appointments.

The outgoing lawmaker said she was grateful to the people of Kandara Constituency in Murang’a County for electing her as their MP for three consecutive terms.

“As I exit this Parliament, I’m truly grateful to the people of Kandara Constituency for finding it fit to give me three terms. I’ll be surrendering my third term for the purposes of a by-election,” she said.

She also thanked her colleagues in the National Assembly for approving her nomination to the Cabinet.

“I am told that this House has approved my nomination as a Cabinet Secretary [for Water], and so I take the opportunity to thank my colleagues for the favourable consideration,” she said.

She also thanked President William Ruto for nominating her for the Cabinet.

“I want to thank President William Ruto for nominating a woman, and not just a woman, but the iron lady of Kandara,” she said.

Her nomination is now awaiting appointment by President Ruto, who is at liberty to set the swearing-in date, according to Article 152 of the Constitution.

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