THE 3RD LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT – MOMBASA COUNTY UPDATES

Thursday May 24, Kitui. By Boni Mutinda

Chuluni Ward Mca Hon Wangunze greets the Senate Majority leader Hon Kipchumba Murkomen during the ongoing 3rd Legislative Summit in Mombasa.

Chuluni MCA Hon James Mbuvi Wangunze is among MCAs and senators attending the 3rd Annual Legislative Summit at the Pride Inn Hotel in Mombasa county.

Speaking to the media earlier today on the sidelines of the ongoing forum, the MCA said that the summit would equip all participants with sufficient knowledge on important devolution and policy initiatives. He further hinted that the forum would achieve its aims of promoting positive engagements between the senate, county assemblies and other institutions relevant to devolution.

The Ward Equalisation Bill
The summit is a weeklong event jointly organized by the Senate and the County Assemblies Forum(CAF) annually.
The proposal to create a Ward Development Fund(envisaged to operate like CDF, thru the County Wards Devpt Equalisation Bill 2018) has largely featured in the forum.
The kitty with an estimated annual budget of Ksh. 24 billion, has created unease between the MCAs, senators, governors and the national govt.

Hon Wangunze believes the summit will provide a solution and a catalyst to the development agenda of counties and propel the realization of H.E Gov Ngilu’s 5-pillar manifesto forward!
He hailed our able Governor Mama Charity Ngilu for her exemplary leadership which would see Kitui county move to greater heights!

Gubernatorial Appeal Case
The MCA also called for immediate termination of the Appeal Case against the governor’s win in both the August polls and at the High Court’s case, filed by the former Kitui Governor Julius Malombe terming it a waste of time since the county moved on long time ago and Mama Ngilu was now totally focused on service delivery!
He advised the former county boss to embrace the spirit of the famous March 9th handshake of H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Rt. Hon Raila Odinga that bore the ongoing efforts dubbed “Building Bridges” for the sake of Mwananchi.

Last year, the summit discussed among other things, challenges and opportunities for strengthening effective and efficient law making processes.

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