KENYA: SPEAKER MUTURI DEFENDS 11TH PARLIAMENT RECORD

NAIROBI, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi now says the 11th Parliament has achieved its legislative agenda allaying fears that critical legislation has not been adopted by the time it adjourned on Thursday.

Muturi spoke in defence of concerns raised over the performance of the 11th parliament in light of numerous delays brought about by a lack of consensus and lack of quorum in many critical sittings.

After four and a half years, the 11th Parliament adjourned Thursday ahead of the elections that are mere days away amid recent criticism over its performance even as images from the live broadcast of parliamentary proceedings showed row after row of empty seats even as critical, time-sensitive legislation was being discussed.

Muturi, however, defends parliament performance, stating that the number of legislations enacted by the National Assembly in the last four years is the highest since independence.

Muturi dismissed the critics of the legislators who argue that the 11th parliament had failed.

Critics have faulted this parliament over failures in oversight, acrimonious relations between the two houses as well as poor handling of major issues such as the 2/3 gender rule.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK