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22nd October 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Communication from the Speaker

Hon. Moses Cheboi (Deputy Speaker, Kuresoi North MP) found that the Committee on Health fell slightly short of the standards required. The committee did not invite the public to participate in its consideration of the Bill.

Questions

Hon. Feisal Bader (Msambweni MP) directs a question to the CS for Petroleum and Mining

  • Could the CS provide details and the amount of royalties collected by the government since the enactment of the Mining Act 2016?
Petitions

The Speaker’s Office has received a Petition signed by  five  representatives  of  livestock  producers  and  animal  feed  manufactures  on  behalf  of  the Broiler World Co-operative Society Limited, the Association of Kenya Animal Feed Manufacturers, Kiambu Poultry Co-operative Society, Pig Producers and Githunguri Co-operative Society Limited, among other stakeholders. The Petitioners have raised concerns regarding what they describe as unprecedented rise in prices of animal feeds in the country. They claim that the increase has been occasioned by policy gaps that have resulted in low production of plant-based animal feed components extracted from soya beans, sunflower and cotton, among others in the country.

Motions
  • The House resolves  to  extend  the  period  for  consideration  of  the  nominees  submitted  by  His Excellency  the  President  for  appointment  as  members  of  the  Ethics  and  Anti-Corruption Commission by a period of fourteen (14) days from 26th October, 2021.
  • The House  resolves  to  extend  the period for consideration of the nominees submitted by the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury and Planning  for  appointment  as  members  of  the  Privatisation Commission and the Competition Authority of Kenya by a period of 14 days from 6th November, 2021.
  • The  House  adopted  the  Report  of  the  Departmental  Committee  on Transport,  Public  Works  and  Housing  on  the  Ratification  of  the  Bilateral  Air Services  Agreements  between  the  Republic  of  Kenya  and  the  Republic  of  South Africa; and between the Republic of Kenya and the Republic of Botswana, laid on the  Table  of  the  House  on  Tuesday,  28th  September,  2021.
  • The House adopted the Report of the Departmental Committee on  Transport,  Public  Works  and  Housing  on  the  Ratification  of  the  Bilateral  Air Services  Agreement  between  the  Government  of  the  Republic  of  Kenya  and  the Government of the Russian Federation, laid on the Table of the House on Thursday, 30th September 2021.
Bills

Committee of the whole House 

  • The Trustees (Perpetual Succession) (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 23 of 2021). 

Third Reading

  • The Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 10 of 2021).
  • The Trustees (Perpetual Succession) (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 23 of 2021).
Progress Reported

Hon. David Gikaria (Nakuru Town East MP) submitted the progress report into the inquiry of the various variants in cost of purchasing power by Kenya Power (KP) from KenGen and Independent Power Producers(IPPs).

The National Assembly adjourned until Tuesday 2nd November 2021 at 2:30pm.

SENATE

Motion

Kirinyaga Senator Charles Reubenson Kibiru moved a motion on adoption of the report of the standing committee on Finance and Budget on status of Kenya stock of public debt.

Bills ‘

Second Reading

The Senate has approved Second Reading of the following eight Bills:

  • The Disaster Risk Management Bill (Senate Bills No. 14 Of 2021)
  • The Kenya Citizenship and Immigration (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 33 Of 2021)
  • The Law Of Succession (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 15 Of 2021)
  • The Public Private Partnerships Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 6 Of 2021)
  • The Immigration Amendment Bill (Senate Bill) No.33 of 2021)
  • The Health (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 26 Of 2020)
  • The County Boundaries Bill, (Senate Bills No. 20 Of 2021)
  • The Lifestyle Audit Bill (Senate Bills No. 36 Of 2021)

Committee of the Whole House:

  • The Disaster Risk Management Bill (Senate Bills No. 14 Of 2021)
  • The Public Private Partnerships Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 6 Of 2021)

Third Reading

The Senate has approved the following Bills for Third Reading:

  • The Disaster Risk Management Bill (Senate Bills No. 14 Of 2021)
  • The Public Private Partnerships Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 6 Of 2021)
  • The Health (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 26 Of 2020)
  • The County Boundaries Bill, (Senate Bills No. 20 Of 2021)
  • The Office Of The County Printer Bill (Senate Bills No. 13 Of 2021)
  • The Investment Promotion (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 2 0f 2021)

The Senate adjourned until Tuesday 2nd November 2021 at 2:30pm.

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