National Assembly Committee on Sports, Tourism and Culture led by Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka, has summoned KICC CEO Nana Gecaga to appear in the House on Tuesday.
The MPs are seeking an update on the implementation of government policies in regard to tourism and culture and efforts made to market Kenya as a tourist destination.
KICC is a parastatal mandated to promote and market Kenya in terms of meetings, incentives travel, conferences and exhibitions.
Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka talking in Parliament
The committee expects her to honour the summon even though the State Corporation is accountable to the National Treasury.
This comes just one week after a meeting between the committee and Gecaga at KICC turned sour.
The MPs called off the meeting, citing frustration by the CEO, who they stated arrived late and was dressed in a t-shirt and a pair of jeans.
“Ms Gecaga was ill-prepared for the visit despite having been notified by the Clerk of the National Assembly two weeks prior to the visit,” lamented Mwingi West MP Charles Nguna.
“It seems she does not know how government systems work. She is the wrong person to be entrusted with this major institution,” he added.
Bomas of Kenya General Manager, Quresh Ahmed, has also been asked to appear before the Committee to give an update on the implementation of government policies in regard to tourism and culture and efforts made to market Kenya as a tourist destination.
KICC and Bomas of Kenya are among the few government agencies on which the committee has oversight and allocates funds in the budget.