Senators Urged To Support President’s Call For All Kenyans To Pay Tax

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Kenya’s Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has asked Senators to support the President’s call to all Kenyans to pay tax.

The DP reiterated President William Ruto’s call that no one will be exempted from paying taxes, adding that the funds collected from taxes will be channelled towards the Development of counties.

The VP addressed Senators as he officially closed the two-day post-election seminar jointly convened by Senators and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) in Mombasa County.

The seminar’s objective was tailored to equip new Senators to understand parliamentary practices, procedures and processes.

The VP also promised to engage the Speaker of the Senate, Amason Kingi and Governors to resolve the issue of unbungling of functions in counties.

The Speaker had raised concern that it had taken ten years of Devolution to unbungle functions.

The DP further advised Senators to dialogue with the Executive to find a lasting solution to the issue of pending Bills.

He added; Pending Bills remain a big challenge for most counties, and in fact, it has caused immense pain to many in Kenya and must be resolved once and for all.

The DP lauded the Senators for holding the seminar, which he noted will go a long way in enriching their level of debate and contribution towards house business in discharging their Mandate.

As Legislators, the DP reminded them also to embrace the separation of powers in managing relations among the three arms of Government.

“I urge sobriety and mutual relations towards our common purpose delivery of quality services to the people,” he added.

The Deputy President reminded the Senators of their core mandate in legislation while stressing the need of public participation away from a bi-partisan approach to serve the common good once enacted.
“I ask the Senate to propose amendments to various legislation to compel regular and output driven performance from County Governments,” he stated.

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