Dr. Margaret Karungaru Gachagua
Dr. Margaret Karungaru Gachagua

Dr. Margaret Karungaru Gachagua, the sister-in-law of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, has received President William Ruto's nomination to the National Women and Equality Commission.

On Wednesday, the news was delivered via a communication to Parliament by the Secretary of State.

"His Excellency the President, in the execution of the powers bestowed on him, has proposed Dr Margaret Karungaru for appointment as a member of the National Women and Equality Commission," National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula said as he delivered Ruto's statement to the House.

The appointment of Dr Kangaru, the late Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua's wife, is pending parliamentary approval, which must be given within 21 days by the Departmental Committee on Labour.

According to the National Women and Equality Commission Act, the committee shall hold hearings for confirmation and deliver its findings within 21 days.

"The legislation does, however, provide an augmentation of this time frame if necessary.

"The committee is required to start the approval procedure right away in light of the aforementioned and to inform the candidate as well as the general public of the date, time, and location of the approval hearings."

When the hearings are over, the committee will likely provide a report to the House by no later than April 5, 2023, for further consideration.

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