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Speaker Lusaka: Institutions of Governance have Come of Age

NAKURU | 26 Apr, 2019 – The Speaker of the Senate, Rt Hon Kenneth Lusaka has lauded as “significant”, a consultative meeting between counterpart committees of the Senate and the Council of Governors (CoG).

While delivering the keynote address at the meeting – between the Senate Committees on Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights and Committee on Devolution and Intergovernmental Relations with the Council’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations at the Council of Governors – Lusaka observed that governance institutions had come of age.

“This is a historical meeting that demonstrates how our institutions of governance have matured and embraced the spirit of our Constitution in the discharge of their mandates; which embeds and encourages consultation & cooperation between different arms and tiers,” said the Senate Speaker.

On his part, CoG Chair, HE Wycliffe Oparanya said that the tension and mistrust between the Senators and Governors have over the past six years dissipated.

“We should continue with the same momentum, and take it even higher since both the Council and the Senate are at the center of the implementation of the devolved system of governance,” said Oparanya.

The meeting is of crucial importance as it considers matters concerning County Governments with the aim of ensuring that the principles and objects of devolution are realized.

The engagement forum brought together, among others- Sen James Orengo, Sen Samson Cherargei, Sen Fatuma Dullo, Sen Kinyua Nderitu and Gov Amason Kingi.