- Article 96 of the constitution speaks on the role of the Senate in governance.
- Ledama said the existing laws in Article 96 of the constitution will operationalised better if there are new legislations.
Narok Senator Ledama Olekina has opined that the country ought to have new legislation to protect Senators from financial burdens when they sue county governments on matters of public interest.
The Senator said the legal fees for a matter of public interest ought to be paid by the county government.
Ledama said the existing laws in Article 96 of the constitution which gives the Senate the mandate of protecting the counties will operationalise better if there are new legislations.
"Article 96 of the Kenya Constitution puts the Senate as the protector of Counties and their governments. We must Now pass legislation to fully operationalise this article and provide that should a Senator sue a county government on a matter of public interest, all legal fees must be paid for by the County Government save for personal matters," the Senator said.
Article 96 of the constitution speaks on the role of the Senate in governance.
According to the Constitution, another mandate of the Senate is to participate in the law-making function of Parliament by considering, debating and approving Bills concerning counties, as provided in Articles 109 to 113.
The Senate also determines the allocation of national revenue among counties, as provided in Article 217, and exercises oversight over national revenue allocated to the county governments.
The Senate participates in the oversight of State officers by considering and determining any resolution to remove the President or Deputy President from office in accordance with Article 145.