The Committee on Labour, Social, Services Youth and Culture has concluded a bench-marking mission with Nairobi County Assembly.
The visit aims at enabling Members of the committee learn best practices that will improve on service delivery to the electorates as they execute their mandate.
Led by its Chairperson Hon. Modesta Auka, the committee interacted with host counterparts from the Committee on Culture and Social Services chaired by Hon. Claris Munga.“We have exchanged ideas on how to improve on service delivery especially on matters social services and culture, oversight, legislature and representation both at the Committee and House level,” said Hon Munga.
During the visit, the committee paid a courtesy call to the Speaker’s office where they were welcomed by Hon. Malyum Abdi.
A member of the Speaker’s panel who urged members to use whatever they acquired to better the livelihood of their electorates.
“We are so honoured and privileged that you chose to benchmark with us,” stated Hon. Abdi, “whereas there are other places that you could have gone and therefore urge that the lessons learnt here should elevate Kakamega to greater heights as you continue serving the citizens,” he added.
Members also visited Kayole Girls Rescue Centre and Makadara Boys Centre that formulate programs to policies while safeguarding families, children and other vulnerable persons through intervention, advocacy, care and protection.
Hon. Antony Mix, the vice-chairperson to the visiting team was impressed with the two Centres for their tremendous impact on elevating vulnerable people and said they should not be discriminated since they have a right to human dignity.
Nairobi City County Assembly has 123 MCAs while Kakamega has 90.
Nairobi City County Assembly has 85 wards while Kakamega has 60.
“I urge the county government of Kakamega to ensure that in their allocation they have a budget for vulnerable persons which will improve their social life and promote healthy living by these groups,” noted Hon Mix.