Kenyan Senate will for the first time, converge Wednesday in Naivasha after their swearing-in on September 9. The meeting marks the commencement of a five-day induction retreat.
During their inaugural sitting, the 68 lawmakers elected former Kilifi governor Amason Kingi as the third Speaker of the Senate to be deputised by Meru Senator Murungi Kathuri all of whom belong to the Kenya Kwanza coalition party.
The vote was however boycotted by some elements of the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Senators who walked out just before the process started.
The Speaker will officially open the conference themed: “Understanding The Mandate of the Senate And Strengthening Devolution Through Legislative Agenda.”
Attendees will be taken through the legislative agenda, the relationship with constitutional commissions and independent offices and matters of national security.
They will also hold a plenary discussion on media relations and public awareness to be moderated by former journalist and Kitui county senator Enoch Wambua.
Other presenters include President of Kenya Editor’s Guild Churchill Otieno and media consultant Mark Kaigwa.
Meanwhile, Members of the National Assembly have kicked off a week-long induction workshop in Nairobi.
According to the programme released by the Office of the Clerk, MPs were expected to arrive at the Safari Park Hotel by Sunday evening.
Members will be inducted on their roles, the state of the economy, diplomacy and reputation.
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