• Thursday, 01 December 2022
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Importance of senators and why to elect them

Importance of senators and why to elect them

The Senate is the Upper house of the parliament in the Country. As the country looks up to the August 9 General elections, more citizens across the many counties in kenya are eagerly waiting to vie for that seat and represent their most troubled issues in the Senate house.

According to the Salaries and Remuneration Commision, a Senator in kenya earns a basic salary of Ksh 518,649 and allowances of Ksh 222,278 all totalling to Ksh 740,927. With this payment it has no doubt made the Senate seat become more popular in the Kenya's current political state.

However, it has not been easy this is due to the clashes with the National Assembly, impeachments and the passing out of critical legislation have defined the tenure of the third Senate. The Senate was adjourned on Thursday 16th of June after the completion of the 5 year term, this was led by Speaker Ken Lusaka. He further outlined their score card on accomplishments and challenges.

The Senate managed to pass 20 bills on issues affecting the country and strengthening devolution. The house had 403 motions, 103 petitions and 501 statements and also did inquiries which included the protection of Kenyan workers in the Middle East and assessment and monitoring of the Covid-19 pandemic situations.

Everything was not as swift, The house considered five impeachment motions and three of them went through a special committee that was Granton Samboja,Anne Waiguru and Wajir's Mohamed Abdi Mohamud. Whereas for Ferdinand Waititu and Mike Mbuvi considered in plenary.

The Senate's overall function is to protect the interests of the counties and their Governments. According to article 96 of the Constitution provides that the Senatehas a role in; 1. Law- making in exercising its legislative mandate the senate considers debates and approves bills. 2. Allocation of National Revenue in this there is division of revenue between National and County Governments. 3. Impeachment - The Senate plays a pivotal role in the process of impeaching the President, Deputy President, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the Senate and County Governors.

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    Gideon 3 months ago

    It's good to know the responsibility of the senate.congratulation.

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      Thomas 3 months ago

      thankyou

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        Super 2 months ago

        Much welcome

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    Irene 3 months ago

    It's good knowing the duties of the senators we elect and how much they earn and the role the Senate plays. Knowledge is power.

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      Thomas 3 months ago

      true