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.
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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