The Departmental Committee on Health in the National Assembly on Thursday met with the Boards of Management of the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA),the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), and the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) in a bid to gather facts on the receipt and expenditure of the funds allocated to the Institutions, towards the fight against the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The Leader of the Majority Party in the National Assembly, Hon.(Dr)Amos Kimunya has proposed that Parliamentary Houses should explore the idea of co-sponsorship of Bill's as a means to negating sibling that has characterised the bicameral Parliament for the last seven years since its inception.
Speaking during the opening session of the 3rd National Assembly Retreat at Ole Sereni hotel, Nairobi, Hon. Kimunya underscored the fact that Parliament is collectively vested with the legislative authority which is derived from the people of Kenya.
National Assembly Committees challenged to regularly monitor spending by government agencies to enhance prudent use of public resources
The Chairpersons of Committees have been challenged to regularly monitor disbursements and spending by Ministries to ensure there is value for money, thus ward off graft.
Speaking during the final day of the National Assembly Leadership Retreat at Ole Sereni Hotel Nairobi, the Chairperson of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, Hon. Kanini Kega observed that regular reports from line ministries and government agencies on how they are spending monies disbursed to them would help avert corruption and ensure prudent use of public resources.
House Leadership Retreats to take stock and consider avenues for continuity of House Business amidst Covid-19 Pandemic
The Third Leadership Retreat for the National Assembly kicked off Tuesday morning at Ole Sereni Hotel , Nairobi with issues to do with the implementation of the Constitution whose promulgation hits the 10th anniversary this week, and the exploration of innovative avenues for continuity of House business, both in plenary and in Committees amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, taking the centre stage of the forum's deliberations.