Moses Wetangula, speaker of the National Assembly, has asked lawmakers to take the lead in enacting laws that help everyday people improve their lives.
Wetangula said the Members of Parliament and the Senate have worked hard in the last three months and urged them to step up in 2023 in a Christmas and New Year address to Kenyans and leaders.
“Our parliamentarians have had a very active three months since the August 9 general elections where they have passed various measures and also have done the requisite statutory clearances for state appointments by the president for cabinet secretaries and permanent secretaries and other office holders,” Wetangula stated.
“I want to encourage our lawmakers to return from recess in 2023 with more zeal and energy to make sure that the legislative program of both the government and anyone bringing a private members bill are achieved for the betterment of our society,” he continued.
The speaker of the National Assembly advised lawmakers to use the Christmas break to engage with voters.
He continued, “I also would like to encourage our legislators to return to their different constituencies connect with the electorates and find out what voters want them to accomplish.
Wetangula praised IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati and commended Kenyans and political figures for maintaining calm during the election period.
Wetangula stated, “I want to salute all the actors in the political arena because as a nation we proved that we matured in our politics since both the Azimio tram lead by Raila Odinga and the Kenya Kwanza team led by our President William Ruto carried out a respectful and mature campaigns.
“I also want to thank the electoral body headed by our native son Wafula Chebukati for holding a trustworthy election for Kenyans.”
The speaker urged Kenyans to maintain law and order throughout the holiday season and advised drivers to exercise additional caution.