Politics and policy
MPs prepare for battle with Munga
Posted Tuesday, July 17 2012 at 20:06
The PS assured MPs that clear demarcation of duties for chairs and chief executives of state corporations had been outlined in a 2003 memo from the Office of the President and the State Corporation Act is also clear on the same.
“I could not agree more with the committee’s observations. Boards ordinarily operate through committees and the managing directors of such corporations are members. Nock committees appear not to operate for some reason,” Mr Nyoike said.
Mr Duale had argued that undue board interference had prevented Nock from functioning optimally.
“We were to meet this board as a result of documents that were availed to us by the management during our retreat four months ago in Naivasha. Some board members think that they are so powerful and above the law,” he said.
He quoted a section of the letter sent to the committee through the Clerk of the National Assembly which stated that “in the meantime, the board directs that there should be no direct engagement between the management and the committee unless the chair clears any such meetings or summons.”
Wajir West MP Adan Keynan challenged the PS to move with speed and address the boardroom politics.