In accordance with Standing Order No. 25(3) and as outlined in the approved County Assembly Calendar for the regular session of 2023, the esteemed Assembly concluded its sittings on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.
This move signals the commencement of the December recess, providing a temporary pause in legislative activities. The Assembly is set to reconvene on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 9 am, the TCD Digital reports.
Honourable Members, who have tirelessly dedicated themselves to fulfilling their constitutional duties, were commended by the County Assembly Speaker, Hon. Kevin Kinengo Katisya. In his acknowledgment, Speaker Kinengo expressed gratitude for the selfless service and unwavering dedication exhibited by the Members throughout the session.
The recess, Speaker Kinengo emphasized, offers Honourable Members a valuable opportunity to engage with their constituents. This crucial aspect of representation allows lawmakers to better understand the needs and concerns of the communities they serve. Such interactions contribute to a more informed and responsive legislative approach.
The procedural motion for adjournment was set into motion by Hon. Godfrey Muthengi Ndagara (Tharaka) and received the seconding support of Hon. Harrison Maluki (Migwani). This parliamentary process ensures a structured and orderly conclusion to the session.
As the County Assembly enters this recess period, it reflects not only a legislative intermission but also a strategic interval for members to recharge and connect with the people they represent. The importance of this break extends beyond the chambers, fostering a stronger link between lawmakers and the grassroots.
While the Assembly takes a brief hiatus, the anticipation is high for the resumption of sessions on February 13, 2024. The agenda for the upcoming session and the issues to be addressed remain open, promising another phase of dynamic and purposeful legislative engagement.
In the interim, constituents can look forward to increased interaction with their elected representatives, and lawmakers can use this time to reflect on achievements, challenges, and the collective goals that lie ahead.
The December recess stands as both a procedural necessity and an opportunity for enhanced democratic representation at the local level.