The Deputy Speaker of Senate has been forced to suspend the Senate proceedings following a rare incident where senators have failed to show up. A minimum of 15 members are needed to be present whether virtually or physically in the chamber.
However, when the deputy President ordered the bell to be rung for members to join the meeting, there were only five members physically present. Additionally, the details indicate that four other members practically attended the special seats. In total, there were only nine members.
The special seats needed at least six other members to allow the chamber to reach the quorum required for the day' s business to begin. This seat was intended to pass various recommended bills. This special seat was to allow the debate interrupted on Tuesday to continue.
According to the deputy President of the Senate, the Senate session has been postponed until today at 2: 30 p. m.
" Therefore, Senators, since there is no quorum, the Senate will rise until today, Thursday (January 27, 2022) at 2: 30 p. m. , " the vice president said as he concluded the Senate session until today. see you today afternoon.
The House of Commons will convene on Tuesday next week to avert a crisis caused by the House Business Committee' s rejection of a measure to rebuild it. The House was stopped by the refusal, which meant that the National Assembly could not do any work that would stop the operations of the government. Amos Kimunya, the majority leader of the National Assembly, and John Mbadi, the minority leader, wrote to President Justin Muturi yesterday asking that the sentence be overturned.
After friends of Vice President William Ruto made a surprise decision and rejected the names of the key committee, management announced the announcement following a crisis meeting on Tuesday evening. To vote against the proposal, Ruto' s allies joined forces with ANC MPs Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya' s Moses Wetangu' la.
President Muturi had already instructed National Assembly Secretary Michael Silai to prepare the Order Paper for today' s House meeting.
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