SENATE SPEAKERS ROUNDTABLE

EBC Chair Darren Gillen represented the Organization at the Senate Speakers Round Table that was held in Naivasha at Enashipai Resort on the 11th November 2021.The event was for two days that was presided over by Senate Speaker Honorable Ken Lusaka.

This included a panel discussion on State of the Economy Pre and Post Covid-19.The Panel was chaired by Senator Honorable Moses Wetangula and EBC chair was asked to participate during the discussion. Topics discussed were as below:

Chair: Sen. Mutula  Kilonzo Junior, CBS, MP Panel Discussion

PANEL FOCUS:

  1. Maintaining business liquidity – credit access, prompt payment and tax refunds
  2. Cost of doing business – Tax/regulatory burden, cost of inputs and energy, etc.
  3. Business competitiveness during the electioneering period – Maintaining political and macroeconomic stability towards the next general elections.
  4. Role of counties in facilitating recovery and growth.

PANELISTS:

      i. Sen. (Dr) Ochilo Ayacko, EGH, MP – Vice Chairperson, Standing Committee on Finance and Budget.

ii. Arch. Lee Karuri- KEPSA Advisor

    iii. Mr. Linus Gitahi- KEPSA Advisor

     iv. Mr. Darren Gillen- European Business Council

      v. Dr. Mohamed Omar Mohamud- KRA Commissioner, Strategy Innovation and Risk Management

     vi. Ms. Eva Wairiga- Vice Chair, KEPSA Public Finance Sector Board

Panelists

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