Speaker Kingi Threatens to Drop Motions of Truant Senators

Speaker of the Senate Amason Kingi has threatened to drop motions, bills and amendments to bills if its sponsor skive senate sittings.

In a notice, Kingi has past sittings have lacked quorum to transact the business of the house hence clogging the order paper.

“This situation has made it necessary for the chair to defer such business and thereby inconveniencing fellow Senators.”
The speaker has noted that sponsors of the motions have become truant to sitting hence hampering the normal business.

Kingi has also picked issues with senators who miss sittings without making communication or providing substantive reasons for not being in attendance.

This, Senate speaker said it was in contravention with the constitution.

“The movers of amendments to Bills who will not be in the chamber at the required time shall also be subjected to the provisions of Standing Order 64(3) translating to the amendments being dropped.”

The communication was received with mixed reaction by Nairobi senator Edwin Sifuna saying that the fourth senate has been compromised.

The legislator in a tweet said, the senate lost its mandate when they scrapped the amended division of revenue bill.

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