Senate has begun it's five days of orientation in Naivasha.According to the Senate speaker, Amazon Kingi, the workshop's major goal is to give the parliamentarians the knowledge they need to carry out their duties in the Senate and on committees.
However, Kingi has said that Kenyans have long been treated to interesting legislative and executive power plays, the results of which have left the people with various questions without clear answers about what constitutes the role of legislators in advancing equitable and impartial development in our country.
He has stated that crucial legislative procedures would be covered in the workshop. During this period, the role of the Senate in furthering intergovernmental relations and devolution concerns will also be explained to the senators, as well as the operation and duties of the Parliamentary Service Commission.
According to Mr. Kingi, this should allow senators to get off to a good start because things don't just go wrong but they start wrong.
He emphasized on the significance of the Senate, which he claimed maintains fundamental moderation in the handling of matters of both state and governance, saying that Kenyans had virtually become bored of the casual conduct of the governing business."
Senate Clerk Jeremiah Nyegenye exuded assurance that the present Senate has what it takes to build on prior successes, smooth over any remaining rough edges, and accomplish the goals of devolution.
He pointed out that the National Assembly and other branches of Parliament have clashed with the Senate in the past, and at the conclusion of the meeting, the lawmakers will find a resolution to some of these issues.
Since they took oath of office, this is the first time the lawmakers have gathered. Majority of the senators have chosen Murungi Kathuri, a senator from Meru, to serve as Senate deputy speaker.
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