Posted October 17, 2020 5:29 pm by

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on parliament to prioritize legislation that supports the attainment of the Government’s Big 4 development agenda.

“There are certain bills out there that we really need to equally fast track. And some of them are either stuck in the National Assembly or stuck in the Senate or stuck in-between with a push and pull between the two parties.

“If there’s something that’s going to prevent us from achieving that Big 4 Agenda, it will be these things (bills) which are important that we iron out so that we can actually get to our destination within the time period that we have all identified. That should be our key objective,” the President said.

The Head of State spoke Saturday afternoon at State House, Nairobi during a meeting with the entire leadership of Kenya’s parliament.

The meeting was convened to introduce the Head of State to new house and committee leaders of both senate and national assembly following the recent reorganization of the committees.

The President hailed the composition of the new parliamentary structure where opposition members have been incorporated into house and committee leadership positions as indicative of the desired new Kenya.

“I believe this is the first true session of the leadership of Parliament that is truly reflective of the way in which we want our country to go. We are not sitting here as Jubilee, as ODM, as Ford Kenya, as KANU, as Wiper, as ANC, we are actually sitting here as the leadership of Kenya discussing matters pertaining to the wellbeing of our people and to the future of our nation.

“And that is something that gives me immense pleasure and delight because I really believe that through this, I am beginning to see the new beginnings of the kind of Kenya that we want to see,” the President said.

The Head of State encouraged parliamentarians to seek accurate information on the various national government initiatives saying uninformed political pronouncements on programs such as Huduma Namba were misleading the public.

At the same time, the President urged politicians to tamper their ambitions so as to allow the Government to leverage on existing tranquility occasioned by the handshake between and opposition leader Raila Odinga to develop the country.

“Why can’t we just tame our ambitions and take advantage of this rare situation, to say, those things that we disagree on we just put them aside, those things that we Read More…President Kenyatta urges Parliament to prioritise laws that enable Big 4 Agenda programs  President Kenyatta urges Parliament to prioritise laws that enable Big 4 Agenda programs  President Kenyatta urges Parliament to prioritise laws that enable Big 4 Agenda programs  President Kenyatta urges Parliament to prioritise laws that enable Big 4 Agenda programs