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Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka is welcomed to Uasin Gishu County Assembly on Monday, September 24 2018. The senate is holding itsinaugural senate county sittings in Uasin Gishu from September 24 to 29.
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Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka has urged governors summoned before the senate currently holding its sittings in Uasin Gishu County to honour the summonses.

Lusaka said it was important for the governors to heed the summons and shed light on issues that touch on their counties warning those who fail to appear will face dire consequences.

Speaking during a media briefing at the Uasin Gishu County Assembly on Monday, Lusaka said governors  appearing before  the  Senate  are John  Lonyangapuo of West Pokot, Stanley Kiptis of Baringo and  Jackson Mandago of Uasin Gishu.

The inaugural senate sittings outside Nairobi dubbed ‘Senate Mashinani’ will see the67 Senators pitch camp in Eldoret for a whole week.

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“It’s   good for a summoned governor to appear before the Senate   committee, I personally was summoned when I was a governor to appear before parliament and I obliged, there is nothing wrong with appearing before the house”, he said.

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Some of the issues the  Senate  has concerns with are the status  of   health services  in West Pokot  county  that wananchi feel is wanting, said the Speaker adding that they will also visit    Moi Teaching and referral hospital, MTRH the largest referral hospital in the western part of Kenya, to access the situation of the institution.

The farming sector will also be among key issues that will be discussed when the senate meets with farmers later in the week considering that the region is the countries grain basket.

Margaret   Kamar   who chairs the senate ad-hoc committee on maize crisis is expected   to have public forums with the farmers during the period.

For the one week that the senate will be holding its sitting in the county, the business community, especially those in the hotel industry are expected to do booming businesses.

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