Members of the Senate on Wednesday took the better part of evening discussing failure by CS John Munyes and Charles Keter to appear before the Senate Energy Committee after rise in the prices of fuel. The duo who were summoned yesterday failed to either draft a respond, send their CASs or Principal Secretaries or heed to the summons.
Kithure Kindiki Steals The Show During Senate Proceedings as He Praises Orengo For Defying Handshake
Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki on Wednesday brought the Senate proceedings to a standstill after schooling Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula for claiming that 'parliament taxes Kenyans.' The leaders who had converged the second day to talk about the increase in the prices of fuels, were discussing a motion sponsored by Siaya Senator James Orengo to impeach Cabinet Secretaries John Munyes (Petroleum and Mining) and Charles Keter (Energy) or failing to obey summons of the Senate's Energy Committee on Tuesday.
The rise in the cost of fuel and electricity across the country has seen Kenyans blaming the members of the National Assembly for their contributions towards the rise in the cost of living in the country especially at the time the world is fighting against the outbreak of the covid 19 pandemic which has ravaged the economy of the country.
Energy CS Charles Keter has made it plain that petroleum might fall under his docket but the regulation of prices does not. Energy CS Charles Keter. Keter's statement comes ahead of an anticipated explosive session to be held this afternoon at a Plenary Session in Senate. Pump prices have gone up eliciting uproar among consumers countrywide with the transport sector on the verge of taking civil action.
Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior of Makueni County has come out boldly to tell Kenyans how exactly the government is feeling about what is currently happening to them with the sharp increase in fuel prices upon the effects of Covid-19. Speaking before the floor of the Senate in a special committee seating in efforts to save Kenyans from the heavy burdens they feel currently due to the increased taxes on fuel and other commodities and services, Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior has told Kenyans that this government led by President Uhuru Kenyatta cares very little about them.
It has been about two weeks since the hike of power and fuel prices hit the country. Many Kenyans have been affected severely with the decision that was made by the stakeholders responsible. However, Kenyans cries have been addressed by senators at the Senate. The senators summoned the ones responsible for Ministry of Energy.
Senator James Orengo of Siaya has said that President Uhuru's government will enslave its population if the assembly fails to address the tax burden. According to James Orengo, parliament is the weakest link in the fight against excessive taxation, and it is solely to blame for Kenyans' dire economic situation.
Kenyans are beginning to feel as though the national assembly is skidding off their lane and becoming reluctant at a time when it's needed the most. Members of the Parliament are busy dancing to their political denominations tunes forgetting their responsibilities and authority. With the August 9 General Election treading to sight, lawmakers are busy supporting their party leaders in a bid to secure their seats or ascend to a higher rank come 2022.
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Kithure Kindiki Lauds Senator James Orengo for Tabling Impeachment Motion on Energy and Petroleum CS
Barely a few days after the fuel prices across the country rise to a higher price in history a move which has been criticised by Kenyans and various political leaders across the country political divide a move which has captured the attention of the Senate minority leader James Orengo. According to today's senate, proceeding senator James Orengo has tabled a motion of impeachment of the two cabinet Secretaries after they failed to appear in the Senate to answer questions on the hike in the prices of fuels and the cost of electricity across the country a move which makes it difficult for Kenyans to survive especially during this hard time.
The Senate has taken an action against four media service (Citizen,The Star, K24 and Kameme tv) stations accused of airing a doctored of the house proceedings. The speaker Ken Lusaka and the senate came on board to announced that the four stations that is Citizen tv,The star, K24 and Kameme tv stand reprimanded by the Senate over the clip of the senator Irungu Kang'ata.
Charles Cheruiyot Keter is a Kenyan politician. He belongs to the United Republican Party. He was elected to represent the Belgut Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya in the December 2007 parliamentary election. He was born on 22 November 1969 in Kenya. Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter was supposed to appear before a Senate committee today following his summon by Senate Speaker Kenneth Makelo Lusaka last week.
The Senate has promised to advance the review of taxes and tariffs by the National Assembly, which has led to record highs in fuel and electricity prices. Senate Energy Committee Chairman Ephraim Maina said this after the Minister of Mines and Petroleum John Munyes and his energy colleagues invited Charles Keter to explain the reasons for high fuel and electricity prices.
Kenyans' reactions to this month's sharp hike in petrol prices have been mixed, with calls for government to intervene and protect individuals from growing living costs. Energy Secretary Charles Keter did not appear before a Senate committee on Tuesday, when he was supposed to justify the hike.
Senate Takes Action Against Citizen, The Star, K24 and Kameme After Airing Edited Irungu Kang'ata Clip. The Senate has announced actions against the four media houses Citizen TV, The Star, K24 TV and Kameme TV after they aired a doctored clip of the Senate proceedings which entailed the Muranga senator Irungu Kang'ata.
Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter and his Petroleum and Mining partner John Munyes on Tuesday reprimanded summons by Senate's Energy Committee in which they were needed to react to last week's fuel costs climb. In his reaction to the request, CS Keter said fuel costs didn't fall under the domain of his service, as he avoided any responsibility of liability to the Petroleum agenda.
A confidant of the late former president Moi has today suffered a major blow after Senate ordered revocation of the tittle deed of a 10 acres land in Kitale. This will see the former Kenya Seed Company CEO lose close to 250 million shilling once the order is implemented.
Fuel prices in Kenya have gone too high to a record high in the country's history since independence after the government stamped an increase on fuel and LPG gas cylinders. Cabinet Secretaries John Munyes of petroleum and his Energy counterpart Charles Keter, however, snubbed Senate committee summons to explain the increase on fuel prices.
The pain of fuel prices is expected to continue in the country after Keter and Munyes failed to appear before the Senate to declare why the rate of fuel increased in the country. The senator conmutee received the information that Cs Munyes had travelled out of the country and declared that Keter should take the burden to deliver the right information to the country about the prices of fuel but he failed to appear at the Senate.
Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter did not appear before the Senate on Tuesday to answer questions about rising fuel prices. The SC was summoned to a plenary committee alongside its oil counterpart John Munyes. But he declined the invitation, saying the matter is up to the Oil Ministry.