Groups of MPs and parliamentary experts from more than 12 countries came together in July to review the curriculum of Kenya's Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training (CPST). Kenya's CPST is a resource and training facility for MPs, senators, county representatives and parliamentary staff on parliamentary-related matters.
Speaking at the opening of the review process, The Clerk of the Kenyan National Assembly Patrick Gichohi said the review of the CPST's modules couldn't have come at a better time.
"You all know that in the next few months, we expect to have the Senate, and the National Assembly and 47 county assemblies in place. There will be more than 2,000 MPs (national and county assemblies) that will require exposure to parliamentary operations and practices.
"For MPs to be of service to the electorate they need to adequately facilitated. This is achieved through constant exposure to various aspects of parliamentary business including how to develop and execute motions and bills of Parliament,"
Pictured is retired Brigadier Titus Githora, the Principle Lecturer (Legal) from the Kenyan School of Government. He was part of a group that debated the issue of sustainability of parliamentary centres on day one of the review.
The Westminster Foundation for Democacy has been supporting the Kenya CPST for more than two years.