Kenyatta Opens Refurbished Senate Chamber

Kenyatta cuts a ribbon to mark the opening of the senate chamber.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday officially opened the Senate refurbished Chamber and the new wing of Parliament Buildings in Kenya.

Kenyatta said the refurbishment of the chamber which cost Kshs 8 billion, about it demonstrates his government’s desire to facilitate senators to discuss matters that concern devolution in a conducive environment.

“Democracy is expensive but it is our responsibility to ensure it flourishes, information pills ” he said.

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The chamber was first built in 1952.  After the last general elections, members of the Senate held their sessions in different buildings while refurbishments work was going on.

Kenyatta unveils an opening plaque at the senate chambers

Kenyatta unveils an opening plaque at the senate chambers

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, who is the chairperson of the Parliamentary Service Commission, said although senators briefly experienced discomfort as the rehabilitation work was ongoing, the commission is committed to creating a favourable  environment for them to work.

Senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro thanked President Kenyatta for gracing the occasion, noting that the opening of the chamber demonstrates his commitment to devolution.


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