Parliament has resumed this afternoon with both Houses sitting after the long recess that started on December 6, 2018. Both Houses had only one agenda on the Order paper. In the National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale moved a motion seeking to add seven new members into the House Business Committee that is charged with formulating business for the House. He was seconded by Minority Leader John Mbadi. The seven are in addition to those designated as members of the committee by virtue of their leadership positions in the House.
Strengthen Political Party Systems to encourage Citizen Participation in Governance- Urges Speaker Muturi
The Speaker of the National Assembly has urged political parties to strengthen their systems to as to encourage the participation of the citizenry in governance.
The Executive Director, World Food Program (WFP), Governor David Beasley, has urged legislators in African countries to enact critical legislative policies and encourage their citizenty to embrace modern agricultural technology in order to enhance food security in the Continent.
The Speaker of the National Assembly has hailed outgoing US Ambassador Robert Godec for his role in fostering closer ties between Kenya and the US, during his 6-year tour of duty.
The Speaker of the National Assembly of Tanzania, Hon. Job Ndugai, has expressed his sympathies to the families of the victims of the Riverside attack that saw five terrorists blast their way into the 14 Riverside Drive, early this week.
The Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr. Michael Sialai has this afternoon received a petition from officials of the Mau Mau War Veterans Association, seeking leave to introduce a private bill that will recognise the role of freedom fighters in the struggle for Kenya's independence.
The officials led by former Juja MP, Shujaa Hon. Dr. Gitu Kahengeri, an acclaimed freedom fighter, intend to introduce the "Mau Mau Liberation Struggle, Movement Bill, 2018" for consideration by the National Assembly.