Edith Nyenze has finally been sworn in as MP for Kitui West constituency in Kitui County.
Ms Nyenze was sworn in by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi after being escorted to the chambers by Minority Leader John Mbadi. She easily won the seat on a Wiper ticket.
She takes over from her late husband Francis Nyenze who died three months after the general election due to cancer of the colon.
Meanwhile, four people have petitioned the National Assembly to amend the traffic Act and declare accidents on Kenyan roads a national disaster.
Peter Mugo, Daniel Machari and John Kefa want the traffic Act repealed to ensure the establishment of permanent County traffic check points, and impromptu mobile highway patrol’s.
They further want to ensure that traffic officers accompany long distance public service vehicles.
The petitioners have proposed that public education and social responsibility should include academic subjects on safety, health, nutrition and environment in the school curriculum.
In his contribution, Endebes MP Dr. Robert Pkose and his Makunei counterpart Daniel Maanzo expressed concern over increased cases of road accidents in the country.
The petition was committed to the departmental committee on transport, public works and housing led by Pokot South MP David Pkosing for consideration.