The National Assembly resumes tomorrow for the third part of this Session after a brief hiatus, to a full in-tray, with sittings scheduled to run until December 2nd when the House is expected to break for Christmas. Top priority among others is the proposed legislation on the National Hospital Insurance Fund which is currently awaiting consideration in the Committee of the Whole House.
The National Assembly could soon adopt measures that will make it hard for broadcasters to operate gaming and betting programs if the House approves recommendations by regulators and industry stakeholders. Lawmakers through the Departmental Committee on Information, Communication and innovation chaired by Marakwet West MP, Hon. William Kisang are mulling over introducing a raft of amendments to the existing gaming and betting law to arrest runaway emergence of betting and gaming propagated by the broadcast media across the country.
COMMITTEE ON LABOUR ENGAGES CS, PS LABOUR ON ABUSE OF KENYANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, SLAMS FOREIGN AFFAIRS FOR UNDERMINING THE ISSUES AT HAND
The Departmental Committee on Labour and Social welfare chaired by Mwea Member of Parliament Hon Josephat Kabinga Wachira, today met with the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Labour; Simon Chelugui, and the Principal Secretary in the State Department for Labour; Peter Tum, to deliberate on the rising cases of abuse of immigrant Kenyan workers in the Middle East, UAE, and other foreign countries.
The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Moses Cheboi, on Tuesday this week led a delegation from the National Assembly in a Virtual Conference between the National Assembly of Kenya and the National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People’s Republic of China. The delegation from China was led by H.E. Hon. Wang Chen, the Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the NPC.
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY CONSIDERS RATIFICATION OF PROTOCOLS TO CATER FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, OLDER PERSONS
A joint sitting of the Departmental Committees on Labour & Social Welfare, and Defense & Foreign Relation yesterday engaged stakeholders on the Ratification of Protocols to the African Charter on Human and People’s rights.