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Why Senate should not be scrapped

Senate Speaker David Ekwee Ethuro. Photo courtesy of en.wikipedia.org

By George Githinji The functions of the Senate are largely related to the Counties and laws that touch on the Counties. Still, despite the Senate having a lesser legislative portfolio than the National Assembly, it has a crucial role to play in the sphere of politics and governance and the calls for it to be scrapped are mere dog barks ...

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Senate Committee on Energy orders for medical screening of Thange residents

A section of an oil pipeline
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The Senate Committee on Energy wants residents of Thange Village in Kibwezi Sub County affected by a massive oil spillage screened for possible petroleum products poisoning. Under the leadership of Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, the committee in a recent tour of the affected region said the spillage was a serious environmental disaster and called for thorough investigations to determine the ...

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How to impeach a Governor in Kenya

Murang'a Governor Mwangi wa Iria. Photo credit www.nation.co.ke

Two Governors have so far been impeached, Murang’a and Embu Governors and while none has yet to lose their seats, the process and what happens next is a discussion George Githinji shares in this post. Grounds for the removal of a county governor Article 181 of the Constitution provides for the removal of a county governor. A county governor may ...

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Kenya Union of Journalists, NCCK condemn ‘anti-media law’ threatening to sue

President Uhuru Kenyatta signs the 2014 Value Added Tax (VAT) and Pubilc Finance Management ammendment Acts into law at State House, Nairobi. Looking on from left is   Solicitor General Njee Muturi, Clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi, Cabinet Secretary National Treasury Henry Rotich, Majority Leader Aden Duale and Speaker of National Assembly Justin Muturi.

The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) and the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) have condemned Parliament’s passing of the Powers and Privileges of Parliament Bill 2014. In a statement on Thursday, NCCK General Secretary Rev. Canon Peter Karanja said that by passing the Bill, parliamentarians had clearly stated their position on where they stand on matters of accountability. ...

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Makueni Senator castigates National Assembly over Sh1B budget cut

Last Thursday, the National Assembly slashed Sh1B allocated to the Senate for oversight. The move has caused uproar especially among Senators who have termed it as irrational and malicious, aimed at blackmailing the upper house not to effectively discharge its constitutional mandate of oversight. One of the senators, angered by the slashing of the Sh1B is Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo ...

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Senate staffer arrested in Al Shabaab plot to bomb Parliament

Police officers have arrested a Senate staffer in connection to an Al Shabaab plot to bomb the Kenyan parliament. Ali Abdulmajid, who has worked for the Kenyan parliament for nearly a decade, was arrested by officers on Sunday. Kenya: Parliament staff member Ali Abdulmajid held by police-intelligence suggests he planned to facilitate attack:http://t.co/VIZKmoNkz2 — samira sawlani (@samirasawlani) April 27, 2015 ...

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Separation of Powers Principle needs to be cultured

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James Madison on the need for the “separation of powers” because “men are not angels,” profoundly stated   “But the great security against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department, consists in giving to those who administer each department, the necessary constitutional means, and personal motives, to resist encroachments of the others… Ambition must be made ...

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