Significant Political events of the week
On Monday 14th November,
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja questioned the county’s legal pending bills worth Sh21 billion.
Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi defended the performance of Kenya Kwanza administration assuring Kenyans that things would take shape with time.
Reports indicated that the Members of National Assembly were plotting to review far-reaching regulations that were implemented during retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tenure without approval of the House.
Chief Justice Martha Koome held talks with the Upper Tribunal Judge at the Asylum and Immigration Chamber of the UK Justice Judith Gleeson. British Deputy High commissioner Josephine Gauld British was also present at the meeting.
Inspector-General of police Japheth Koome announced new changes in the service that saw Baringo county police commander Adamson Bungei named the new Nairobi police chief.
Kenya and Ethiopia signed an agreement to work together to prevent terrorism, human trafficking and organised crime.
On Tuesday 15th November,
Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka opened a fresh political battlefront with President William Ruto over construction of a multi-billion dam. He asked President Ruto to ensure adequate compensation for affected families in the proposed Sh425 billion High Grand Falls Dam.
An MP allied to President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance Party made a radical bill to increase the number of counties to 52. Kuria East MP Marwa Kitayama proposed the creation of five new counties of Kuria, Teso, Mount Elgon, East Pokot and Mwingi.
The Employment and Labour relations court halted the ongoing vetting of Principal Secretaries pending the hearing and determination of a case filed by LSK. The LSK faulted the list saying that it lacked gender balance, tribal balance and regional balance.
Chief Justice Martha Koome appointed Justice Eric Ogolla to hear a petition challenging the party lists by Azimio la Umoja Coalition affiliate parties.
On Wednesday 16th November,
Top police commanders met President William Ruto to share their challenges. This comes amid concerns over crime activities.
President William Ruto chaired a Kenya Kwanza parliamentary group meeting at State House.