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NHIF to Senate Health Committee: Covering COVID-19 Costs Untenable due to Huge Financial Outlook.1

NAIROBI, 13 October – The Senate Committee on Health has today heard that the NHIF has not
been able to undertake the costs related to COVID-19 management for the current scheme
members due to the enormous financial outlay that would be required.
In a meeting presided by Committee Vice-chair, Sen Mary Seneta and the NHIF led by CEO Dr
Peter Kamunyo, the latter also noted that inasmuch as pandemics aren’t covered in the NHIF
model of operation, the Fund conducts modelling to evaluate possible value addition that they
may offer members.

Senate Committee on Finance takes on Treasury CS on Status of Public Debt

MOMBASA, 11th August – The Senate Committee on Finance and Budget has directed
Treasury CS, Amb Ukur Yatani to furnish, within seven days, a schedule of Commercial
External Debt that it has earmarked for retirement.
In a meeting between the Senate Committee and the Treasury on the status of public debt in
Kenya chaired by Sen. Charles Kibiru, the CS reported that retiring debt ‘is a long and
tedious process' and that Treasury had engaged experts to advise on restructuring the loans.

SENATE LIAISON OFFICE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE PROGRAMME WITH STAFF FROM COUNTY ASSEMBLY OF MAKUENI ON STAFF EMPLOYMENT GUIDELINES, 7TH – 8TH JULY 2021 

 

The Senate Liaison office (SLO) Is established under the Office of the Clerk of the Senate to provide a nexus between the Senate and county governments and various devolution stakeholders. The office has, since its establishment, played a crucial role in facilitating county assembly visits to Parliament on attachments, study tours and benchmarking, and providing technical support on legislative issues when requested.