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Lusaka convenes Senate to swear in Abdul Haji

By The Frontier Post Reporter

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Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka has convened a special meeting of the House on Tuesday to swear in Abdi Haji as senator for Garissa County.

Poll agency gazetted Haji as senator-elect to succeed his father, Yusuf Haji who passed on February 15 this year.

No one challenged Haji for the seat.

“In the exercise of powers conferred by Articles 88(4) and 98(1) of the constitution of Kenya…… the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission makes a declaration of no contest and declares the person listed DULY ELECTED as Senator Garissa County,” IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati stated while gazetting Haji as the new Senator.

Political parties had been given until March 30, 2021 to nominate candidates for the seat, and only Abdulkadir Mohamed of the ruling Jubilee Party showed up at the Anniversary Towers to file his nomination.

He becomes the second Senator of Garissa County.

The senators will also consider the Division of Revenue Bill that was presented to the House last week from the National Assembly

The crucial bill splits between the national and county governments revenues generated nationally.

The House has until April 30, 2021 to dispense with the bill to ensure the counties prepare their budgets.

The Bill was introduced in the House last week is currently undergoing public participation spearheaded by the House Finance and Budget commuter chaired by Kirinyaga Senator Charles Kibiru.

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