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Kenya's National Assembly and the House Democracy Partnership (HDP) of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The signing of the MoU marks a crucial milestone in the relationship between the National Assembly and the U.S. House of Representatives. It also underscores a commitment to nurturing stronger legislative ties and democratic development.

Key focus areas of enhanced engagement stipulated in the MoU shall include constituent relations, legislative oversight, research and analysis, and leveraging information and communication technology for legislative innovation.

The HDP of the U.S. House of Representatives engages with Parliaments worldwide to promote democratic values and effective governance. The newly signed MoU aims to enhance cooperation between the National Assembly and US House of Representatives through the exchange of legislative information, knowledge sharing, and capacity enhancement and training programs.

During the meeting, Speaker Wetangโ€™ula highlighted the broader implications of the MoU, stating, "This MoU not only opens a new chapter between our legislatures, it also bridges the gap of increasing economic and job opportunities in this great country."

Kenyan lawmakers also stressed the need for capital investment in small businesses and expanded markets for the country's agro-based economy.

Congressman Jodey Arrington affirmed the mutual benefits of the partnership, noting, "Kenya has talent and with that, capital will come. Thereโ€™s a needed job growth, we have things that can help Kenya and Kenya has things that can help America."

The meeting acknowledged that the event It reflected a shared dedication to strengthening democratic institutions, promoting good governance, and enhancing legislative capabilities in both countries.

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