Limuru MP Peter Mwathi has been elected the chairperson of the Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security of Parliament.
Mwathi was elected unopposed on Wednesday, 5th May, to replace the late Kiambaa MP, Paul Koinange.
Wajir MP Fatuma Gedi, who had expressed interest in the position, had not submitted her application by the deadline.
Gedi, who is the committee’s vice-chairperson, took to her social media to congratulate Mwathi.
She tweeted: “Congratulations to Limuru MP Hon Peter Mwathi for his election as the chair for National Administration and Security Committee of the National Assembly unopposed. As a colleague, we have had close working relationships in different capacities in recent years.”
Mwathi was the chairperson of the Departmental Committee on Labour and Social Welfare.
Speaking after his election, Mwathi told the committee members that he would try and fit in the shoes left behind.
“Koinange has left some big shoes, I can only try and fit in them, and that with your assistance and your support, we will be able to move the agenda that we have, the agenda that was outstanding, and the agenda that will come, and not only that but that we will be able to oversight because that is our role,” Mwathi was quoted by Citizen Digital as saying.
The late Kiambaa MP succumbed to Covid-19 complications at the Nairobi Hospital in March.
Koinange, who was elected on a Jubilee Party ticket, had served as the MP for Kiambaa since August 2017.