In Summary
  • Munyes, who was to appear in the morning, told reporters that he was not looking down upon the Senate and that he faced logistical challenges.
  • The minister noted that four committees want to question him on various matters. He promised to face them next week.
  • However, Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina, a member of the committee, earlier accused the CS of dodging them when critical issues need to be addressed.

Petroleum and Mining Cabinet Secretary John Munyes did not face the Senate Energy committee as expected on Thursday, for questioning on the oil spill and other scandals that the Kenya Pipeline Company is facing.

Mr Munyes, who was to appear in the morning, told reporters that he was not looking down upon the Senate and that he faced logistical challenges. He promised to face the senators next week.

"NOTHING PERSONAL"

The minister noted that four committees want to question him on various matters.

"I'll be available next week. There is nothing personal," he told journalists in his office.

The committee chaired by Nyeri Senator Ephraim Maina summoned CS Munyes on Wednesday as he did not appear for questioning on the Sh2.5 billion oil spill scandal.

At the time he was scheduled to face the committee, he was said to have been in a meeting elsewhere.

However, Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina, a member of the committee, earlier accused the CS of dodging them when critical issues need to be addressed.

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