The Senate is set to hold its first historic sittings outside Nairobi starting Monday in Eldoret.
The sittings will take place at the Uasin Gishu County assembly where the Senators will create awareness on Senate functions to the residents.
MCAs will have firsthand experience on the operations of the Senate, which oversights the counties. Senate speaker Ken Lusaka said they will have normal Senate sittings discussing specific issues affecting the county.
Senate committees will also look at various reports before the Senate that affect the areas they will he holding sittings as the teams deliberate on both national and local matters.
“Our health committee will tour the moi teaching and referral hospital while the agriculture committee will dwell on the National Cereals and Produce Poard report “, said Lusaka as he joined Senators in a thanks giving ceremony for the nominated Senator Rose Nyamunga.
Uasin Gishu senator Margaret Kamar who is chairing the ad hoc Senate Committee on the maize crisis, is expected to have public forums during the same period.
Lusaka also wants governors to attend the sessions that he says will provide them with an opportunity to counter or shed more light on any adverse reports that affect their county governments.
” I am also calling on governors to attend and answer queries on various reports before the Senate, if they fail to do so then the report goes as is “, the Speaker said.
The sittings will provide a platform for county assembly and members of the public to attend and participate in the discourse.
The speaker said the sitting is part of the strategy by the Senate to sensitise the electorate on the oversight role Senate plays.
The county sittings will continue across the country. Lusaka is accompanied by Senate minority leader James Orengo, Busia senator Amos Wako, and his Homa bay counterpart Moses Kajwang and Kisumu Senator Fred Outa among others