The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is keen to support the growth of Parliamentary Democracy in Kenya. Speaking when he called on the Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Justin Muturi, the Global President of the Institute Mr. Kenneth Wollack lauded the steps that Parliament has taken towards the implementation of the constitution of Kenya 2010, and its increased vigour in the discharge of its now expanded mandate in over-sighting the executive.
The Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Justin Muturi has congratulated former Members of Parliament for coming together and forming an association to cater for their general welfare.
The Post-Election Seminar kicked off this morning at the Pride Inn Paradise Hotel in Mombasa, with calls on Members to nurture parliamentary democracy as well as entrench themselves as the vanguards of the welfare of the people, in between elections.
The Post-Election Seminar entered day two, with emphasis being placed on the need for both Houses of Parliament, as well as the two sides of the political divide; the majority and the minority, to work together for the common good of the Kenyan people.
The National Assembly in conjunction with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, (CPA) will be holding a three (3) day Post Election Seminar for the Members of the National Assembly under the theme “Sharing our experiences to enhance good governance and continually safeguard the welfare of the nation”. This seminar which is the 2nd of its kind since the promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, is expected to provide a platform for Members to deal and interact with matters of parliamentary practice and procedure which they might not otherwise have been d
The National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has challenged House Committee chairs to offer transformational leadership, and to develop a good grasp of their mandates and that of the Committees that they lead.
While noting that it is normal for Committee members not to agree on all matters, he implored upon the Chairs to resolve any conflicts that might arise, and to embrace consensus when their respective committees are making recommendations to the House on any matter.