The Senate sitting in Kitui during Senate mashinani saw the Members of the County Assembly censured for delayed legislation of key county projects specially KICOTEC, the COUNTY DIARY can now report
During the Senators-MCAs committees meeting of Finance and Budget held at the assembly where top County Treasury officers attended, the Senators led by Chairperson Sen. Mahamud Mohamed said there was need to fast-track legislation of bills to allow smooth implementation of devolution in the counties.
“We are appealing to the County Assemblies to speedily pass legislation regarding key projects to ensure proper implementation of devolution”. He said.
Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula pointed out the need for Ward Reps to keenly focus on their roles as constitutionally enshrined calling on them to shun finger-pointing and focus on their mandate.
“I want to challenge the MCAs in this county that your work on the part of legislation and representation is what shall enhance the work of the Governor and the county executive.” He said.
Further, He said there was need to sort hitches that may arise saying the assembly had powers to solve many issues without alarm.
Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura said there was need for counties to effectively implement projects meant to improve livelihoods for Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWDs).
Senator Mutula Kilonzo called on the assembly to consult the Senate in accessing timely and comprehensive information crucial if the wider public are to meaningfully participate in government decision making.
Chairperson Sen. Mahamud Mohammed said the county government comprises the executive and the assembly and both arms have a role to support each other to deliver on their mandate.