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Azimio Rejects Ruto's Plan To Hold CSs Accountable

President William Ruto's proposal to amend the Standing Orders to allow Cabinet Secretaries to be questioned in front of Parliament was opposed by senators from Azimio.

Following the introduction of the plan, the Kenya Kwanza Senators, led by the majority leader Aaron Cheruiyot, experienced opposition in the House.

Cheruiyot had argued that the policy change would benefit all lawmakers because MPs would hold CSs accountable and ensure Ruto's goals and commitments are met.

We shall have the chance to interrogate these Ministers if we concur with the President that the Senate will gain from this specific policy shift. Cheruiyot said.

Senator from Homa Bay Moses Kajwang claimed that Speakers and Cabinet Secretaries in the previous administration coordinated to have summonses disregarded.

In a situation when they have been called before a committee, a CS might be able to get to the speaker's office to discuss whether or not they should speak, according to Kajawang.

Cheruiyot's opinions were supported by Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale, who pointed out that in order for lawmakers to perform their oversight obligations, CSs must appear before the House.

Khalwale announced his return to the Senate after a five-year absence. He felt that by interrogating CSs, the House would be acting within the bounds of its entire power and mission.

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