Se­nate clerk to brief House on state of stalled pe­ti­tions filed since 2013

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Parliament -

Se­nate clerk Jeremiah Nyeg­eye this af­ter­noon is ex­pected to brief the House on the sta­tus of all pe­ti­tions filed since 2013. On Wed­nes­day last week, deputy speaker Kembi Gitura di­rected the clerk to fur­nish the House with re­ports on progress in­han­dling the pe­ti­tions. “There are pe­ti­tions pend­ing in com­mit­tees for a very long time. I di­rect the clerk’s of­fice to pre­pare a ma­trix of all the pe­ti­tions, in­di­cat­ing those that have been de­liv­ered, when they were de­liv­ered and those that are pend­ing and for how long and why,” Kembi said. “This is be­cause pe­ti­tion­ers are out there still waiting. I am sure maybe they do not know the Stand­ing Or­ders state that pe­ti­tions should be re­sponded to within 60 days.” The deputy speaker said he would like to have a com­plete ma­trix of all the pe­ti­tions to­day. Last week, Se­nate mi­nor­ity leader Moses We­tang’ula said com­mit­tees take too long to dis­pose of pe­ti­tions.

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