Senate to approve members of Senate Business Committee
The Senate is set to approve seven senators nominated to serve in the pivotal Senate Business Committee (SBC), in its plenary sitting today, October 4.
SBC is in charge of preparing and, if necessary, from time to time, adjust the Senate Calendar with the approval of the Senate as well as monitoring and overseeing the implementation of the Senate business and programmes, including the legislative programmes.
The committee is at the heart of Senate business and comprises of the Speaker as the chairperson, Senate Majority Leader, Senate Minority Leader, Senate Majority Whip and Senate Minority Whip. and not more than nine other senators.
The seven nominated Senators to SBC are Sen. Roba Ali Ibrahim, Sen.Veronica Waheti Nduati, Sen. Wakili Hillary Kiprotich Sigei, Sen. Maureen Tabitha Mutinda, Sen.(Prof) Margaret Kamar, EGH, Sen. Mwinyihaji Faki and Sen. Ledama Olekina.
The committee is also charged with carrying out the Standing Rules pertaining to the scheduling or programming of the Senate’s business and the operation of its committees. In consultation with the Speaker, the committee may make decisions and issue directives and guidelines to prioritize or postpone any Senate business.
They also take into account any issues that may occasionally come up in relation to Senate work, and they exercise the authority and carry out the duties that are given to them by the Standing Orders or occasionally by the Senate.
The Senate will also debate President William Ruto’s legislative agenda delivered during the opening of the 13th Parliament delivered on September 29, 2022.