Kithure Kindiki, a contender for cabinet secretary of the interior, failed to provide his national identification card for screening by parliament.
The former Tharaka Nithi senator said he didn’t carry the ID because he didn’t know it was necessary when he addressed the Committee on Appointment on Tuesday, October 18.
However, he assured them that he was well prepared by explaining that he had dispatched an assistant to his house to get the ID.
Since this verification process is so crucial, National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula has encouraged the CS candidate to provide the document in question for verification.
ID, academic credentials, and clearance certificates from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC), and the police must be submitted during vetting.
Wealth declaration forms are also reviewed.
Kindiki was selected to replace departing CS Fred Matiang’i.