In Summary
  • Mr Ethuro said the Senate has stood up to defend the unity of the nation as opposed to the National Assembly.
  • Mr Ethuro said the Senate has done well in its mandate, citing instances when senators were forced to avert the country from plunging into a crisis.
  • Mr Ethuro said the Senate played a pivotal role in safeguarding devolution and protecting the interests of minorities and marginalised groups.

Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro has dismissed proposals to scrap the Senate, saying the House was crucial in addressing issues affecting the country. It was most needed at critical moments when the country is at a crossroads, he said.

Mr Ethuro said the Senate has not only demonstrated decorum but also stood up to defend the unity of the nation as opposed to the National Assembly, which he said has found itself in unwarranted situations.

Speaking at a youth meeting at Pride Inn Beach Resort in Mombasa ahead of the second annual Legislative Summit, Mr Ethuro said the Senate has done well in its mandate, citing instances when senators were forced to avert the country from plunging into a crisis.

“You have seen the way we have conducted business” said Mr Mr Ethuro. “We have not poured water on our ladies, we have not abused each other...but, in all, we have delivered.

HOUSE OF WISDOM

“This year, this country could have been in a serious problem until Senate intervened in the delicate matter of electoral laws. I am glad even Cord suspended street demonstrations because of the action of the Senate. What more conviction do you need? This is the House of the future.”

Mr Ethuro described the Senate as a House of wisdom that should never be interfered with. He said it played a pivotal role in safeguarding devolution and protecting the interests of minorities and marginalised groups, including youth, women and the disabled.

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