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Public Participation: Crucial Cog in Legislation and Advancing Democracy

NAKURU | 19th September, 2018 - The Speaker of the Senate, Rt Hon Kenneth Lusaka has said that public participation is a critical pillar of the Kenyan Constitution.

Speaking at Kabarak University's School of Law in Nakuru County, Lusaka noted that a framework for public participation must be realized.

"The Senate is currently processing the Public Participation Bill sponsored by Sen Amos Wako to ensure expectations of the framers of the Constitution and indeed Kenyans as a whole is realized," said Lusaka.

Hon. Samuel Chepkonga Sworn in as Member of the Parliamentary Service Commission.

Immediate former Ainabkoi MP Hon. Samuel Chepkonga, was this morning sworn in as a member of the Parliamentary Service Commission at a ceremony witnessed by Speaker of the National Assembly, who is also the PSC Chairman, Hon. Justin Muturi.

Hon. Chepkonga was picked after interviews conducted by the commission to fill a position that requires representation of a non- Member of Parliament as per the Constitution. He joins Dr. Lorna Mumelo who represents the other gender as a non Member of Parliament Commissioner, as well.

Senate Sitting in Uasin Gishu County Assembly September 24th-28th, 2018

Pursuant to article 126 of the Constitution of Kenya that mandates either House of parliament to sit anywhere in the country, The Senate of Kenya led by Rt Hon Speaker Kenneth Lusaka EGH, MP will hold a historic sitting in Uasin Gishu County Assembly from September 24th to 28th 2018. During the same period several standing committees of the House will also hold sittings at the County Assembly in the same manner and practice as it happens at the main buildings of parliament in Nairobi.

Kenya's Delegation to Annan's Burial in Ghana Pays Last Respects ahead of Burial

ACCRA, Ghana, 12th Sept, 2018_ - The Speaker of the Senate, Rt Hon Kenneth Lusaka Wednesday, filed past and paid last respects to the former UN Secretary General, HE Kofi Annan.

Wednesday marked the second day that the body of the late Kofi Annan lay in state at Accra International Conference Centre (AICC); with flags across the country being flown at half mast.

Speaking to journalists after paying his respects, Lusaka noted that "the air at AICC was thick and the mood sombre."

Speaker Lusaka Makes First Official Visit to Jordan

AMMAN, JORDAN | 12th August – Parliamentary diplomacy, counterterrorism intelligence and the Big Four Agenda dominated talks as the Speaker of the Senate, Rt Hon Kenneth Lusaka made his first official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The Senate Speaker – who is on a two-day official visit in the Kingdom, on invitation by the President of the Jordanian Senate – while meeting HE Dr. Marouf Bakhit, the Ag President of the Jordanian Senate condemned the terrorist attack that occurred late Saturday in Salt City, some 30 km west of the capital Amman.