The Senate has voted to approve the establishment of the National Dialogue Committee after members of the National Assembly gave a nod for the establishment of the team.
Senators, in a special sitting session, unanimously voted to approve the National Dialogue Committee, giving the team the legal framework to carry out its mandate.
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The committee consists of 10 members who represent the Kenya Kwanza Alliance and Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party.
The motion to establish the committee was moved by the Senate Majority Leader Aaron Cheruiyot and seconded by the Leader of Minority in the Senate Stewart Madzayo.
While moving the motion, Cheruiyot assured the Senators that the team is up to the task, appealing to them to support it fully to deliver.
The committee is expected to among other things, discuss the establishment of the Senate Oversight Fund, the National Government Constituency Development Fund, National Government Affirmative Action Fund and other Constitutional issues.
During the debate on the motion, Senate Speaker Amason Kingi gave the lawmakers three minutes each to contribute to the matter with most members supporting its establishment.
The House commended President William Ruto and Azimio leader Raila Odinga for initiating the talks saying that dialogue is a recipe for unity of the nation.
The approval of the Motion by the Senate has come two weeks after the National Assembly approved the Committee before transmitting the motion to the Senate.
The approval of the motion by the Senate now means that the National Dialogue Committee has a legal framework to carry out its mandate.
The Committee shall comprise a total of 10 members with each side being represented by 5 members.
Kenya Kwanza side will be represented by Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Kimani Ichung’wah who is the Leader of the Delegation, Governor Cecily Mbarire (Deputy Delegation Leader), Senate Majority Leader Aaron Cheruiyot, Hassan Omar Hassan and Bungoma County Woman Member of Parliament Catherine Wambilianga.
Azimio will be represented by former Vice President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka (Delegation Leader), National Assembly Leader of Minority Opiyo Wandayi (Deputy Delegation Leader), Amina Mnyazi, Eugene Wamalwa and senator Okong’o Mogeni.