You cannot scrap off Senate-the custodian of devolution,Kihika tellls Legislators

Nakuru County Assembly speaker Susan Kihika has faulted the National Assembly for trying to come up with a proposal to scrap off the Senate as a way of solving wage bill in the country.

Addressing during a meeting in Nakuru, Speaker Kihika the move by the National Assembly was inappropriate and that if it was a matter of reducing wage bill then the National Assembly has more members hence is the house to be reduced.

The National Assembly is currently made up of a total of 349 MPs while the Senate has a total of 67 elected and nominated senators.

“The National Assembly should stop the nonsense they are coming up with to scrap the senate. If there is a house that should be reduced is the National Assembly. You cannot say that Senate should be done away with yet Senate is the watchdog of devolution” she said.

Speaker who has an interest in the Nakuru Senatorial seat called on the Nakuru County MPs to be on the forefront in defending Senate which is there to safeguard devolution.

She said if the Nakuru MPs will support the scraping off of Senate House,then they should also be ready to pack and go home.

On Thursday, a report tabled in the House, the committee on Budget and Appropriations the Senate be scraped or be strengthened.

The committee chaired by Mbeere South MP Mutava Musyimi said it should be strengthened to carry out work like the council of governors.

“After lengthy deliberations, the committee recommended that a referendum question be part of the 2017 elections for the public to allow the amendment of the constitution to initiate debate on the review to have two equal chambers and importantly discuss the role of the Senate and whether it is sustainable,” the report says.

The committee also wants the number of the nominated MCAs be reduced and the governors be required to nominate a running mate from the opposite gender.

In the radical proposals, the committee also recommended that the number of constituencies be reduced and the nominated MCA to be restricted to one per constituency.

The committee also wants the number of the nominated MCAs be reduced and the governors be required to nominate a running mate from the opposite gender.

In the radical proposals, the committee also recommended that the number of constituencies be reduced and the nominated MCA to be restricted to one per constituency.

Martin Gicinga

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Creating platforms and content that promotes Nakuru. Online journalist and seasonal trainer.
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