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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.

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.

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.

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.