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‘Champion refugee reforms’: Speaker Lusaka urges World MPs

GENEVA, Switzerland – 26th March, 2018. Speaker of the Senate, Rt Hon Kenneth Lusaka Monday called on MPs at the 138th Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) General Assembly to spearhead migrant and refugee reforms in their countries.

While making his contribution at the Assembly attended by 751 MPs, Speaker Lusaka noted that migration reforms and refugee protection were of crucial importance but remained a thorn in the flesh of many countries.

The ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly to be held in Nairobi in April 2018

The Parliament of Kenya will be hosting the 15th Regional Meeting of the African, Caribbean & Pacific-European Union (ACP-EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly (East Africa Region) in Nairobi from April 11 to 13, 2018. The meeting will convene approximately one hundred (100) Members of Parliament, drawn from fifteen East African countries within the greater African, Caribbean & Pacific Group of States, as well as the European Union (EU) Member States.

 

UK High Commissioner pays Speaker Lusaka Courtesy Call

The United Kingdom pledged to strengthen areas of cooperation with the Kenyan Senate headed by the Speaker, Kenneth Lusaka.

Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on the Senate Speaker, UK High Commissioner to Kenya, HE Nic Hailey noted that his country greatly supported devolution.

“We are great supporters of the devolution process and I dare say there can be no better man for the Senate Speaker position.  Having ascended from being a Governor you have a unique grasp of county affairs and can effectively bridge the gap,” noted Hailey.

Speaker Lusaka hosts Machakos Assembly Board on Chamber Benchmark Visit

The Speaker of the Senate, Sen Kenneth Lusaka today hosted a delegation of the Machakos County Assembly Service Board led by County Speaker Hon Florence Mwangangi – who called on him at his Parliament Buildings Office.

The Board was on a benchmarking tour of the Senate chamber and facilities as it is in the process of designing and planning for the constructing of a modern chamber. The Assembly holds its sittings at refurbished debating halls of the defunct county council.

 

Indian High Commissioner pays a courtesy call on Speaker Lusaka

Senate Speaker Sen Kenneth Lusaka today met HE Suchitra Durai, the High Commissioner of India to Kenya who called on him at his Parliament Buildings Office.

At the meeting, Speaker Lusaka told the High Commissioner that there was need for Kenya and India to deepen cooperation especially on health and capacity development.

“India has enjoyed a lot of medical tourism from the Kenyan people – with focus being on treatment using modern medicine. I however believe that Kenya can learn a lot from India on traditional medicine,” observed the Senate Speaker.

Speaker Lusaka meets Jordanian Ambassador to Kenya

The Speaker of the Senate, Sen Kenneth Lusaka today met with the Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, H.E. Dr Slaiman Arabiat

Speaker Lusaka told Amb Arabiat – who called on him at his Parliament Buildings Office – that Kenya considers Jordan a diplomatic, economic and strategic partner.

“We are proud of our privileged relationship with Jordan which only recently opened its mission in Kenya. While our main area of cooperation has been agricultural trade this has extended to military cooperation as well,” Speaker Lusaka observed.