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Speaker Lusaka urges committee chairs to promote bipartisanship

The Speaker of the Senate, Rt Hon Sen Kenneth Lusaka has called on Senate Committee Chairpersons to carry out their leadership roles in a bipartisan manner.

Speaking earlier today when he made his keynote address at the Senate Liaison Committee Induction Workshop in Mombasa, Speaker Lusaka told the 12 Committee Chairpersons present that the success of their Committees – and by extension the Senate – would be determined by the great leadership they provide.

The Speaker Senate meets UNDP Resident Representative, Siddharth (Sid) Chatterjee

The Speaker of the Senate, Sen Kenneth Lusaka held a consultative meeting with UNDP Resident Representative, Siddharth (Sid) Chatterjee who called on him in his Parliament Buildings Office.

The talks centred on a proposed model by the UNDP for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) partly through the employment of an “army of Community Health Workers”.

Speaker Lusaka assured Sid of the Senate’s commitment and support to the realization of UHC.

THE HANSARD ASSOCIATION OF KENYA CONFERENCE

THE HANSARD ASSOCIATION OF KENYA CONFERENCE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The Hansard Association of Kenya wishes to thank the following for their continued support towards the realization of the dream which was conceived early in 2014; namely,

1. The Senate Board of Management (SBoM) headed by the Clerk of the Senate and Secretary to the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC); Mr. Jeremiah Nyegenye, CBS, for their continued support to Hansard staff working in Kenyan legislatures.

2. The Hansard Editor of the Senate, Ms. Gladys Ndeda

Speaker Lusaka, CAF’s Osoi upbeat on collaboration to deliver devolution promise

The Speaker of the Senate, Sen Kenneth Lusaka and the Chair of the County Assemblies Forum (CAF), Hon Johnson Osoi today met and agreed to work together to encourage collaboration and camaraderie between the institutions they head.

Speaker Lusaka and Chair Osoi agreed that stronger relations between their two institutions were pivotal to the contribution of the realization of the full promise of devolution.

“The Senate and the County Assemblies need to strengthen their relations: with the Senate acting as the ‘big brother’ of the 47 assemblies,” Speaker Lusaka noted.

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.