MPS want Uhuru to sack graft team boss

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Philip Kinisu on Tuesday appeared resigned to his fate after a committee of MPs recommended his sacking.

Mr Kinisu said he was taking things “day by day”, after the National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee asked MPs to sanction a tribunal to try and remove him from office for his company’s dealings with the National Youth Service.

“I have not read the report and cannot say anything about it. In the circumstances, you take things day by day,” said Mr Kinisu.

Earlier in the afternoon, the formal process of removing him from office was triggered after MPs recommended that President Uhuru Kenyatta form a tribunal to investigate him.

Mr Kinisu faces conflict of interest charges for his firm Esaki Ltd’s dealings with scandal-hit National Youth Service for which the firm was paid Sh35.4 million.

Committee chairman Samuel Chepkonga, who is also the Ainabkoi MP, tabled the report recommending that Mr Kinisu face a tribunal, which will have 30 days to give its verdict. The committee agreed with a petition by Mr Albert Ondieki.