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25th February 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Papers Laid

  • The Quarterly Report and budgetary review report for the first half of the financial year 2021/2022 from the National Treasury.
  • Reports of the Auditor-General and Financial Statements in respect to several institutions for the year ended 30th June, 2021.
  • A Report of the Departmental Committee on Finance and National Planning on its consideration of the Public Debt Management Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 36 of 2020)
  • Report of the Committee on Information, Communication and Innovation on its consideration of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 44 of 2021).
  • Report of the Committee on Delegated Legislation on its consideration of the Irrigation (General Regulations) 2021 (Legal Notice No. 199 of 2021)

Questions

Hon. Robert Mbui directed a question to the Registrar of Political Parties to explain how and why Kenyans have been registered as members of various political parties without their knowledge and consent and the measures  the registrar has taken to ensure members of the public are not unlawfully registered in political parties.

Motion

  • Members of the National Assembly approve a motion on the report of the Committee of the Whole House on the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 32 of 2021).
  • Hon. Wafula Wamunyinyi moved a motion on the approval of nominees for appointment to the Ugenya Constituency Committee.
  • Hon. Kanini Kega moved a motion on the adoption of the report of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on the Budget Policy Statement for the financial year 2022/2023.

First Readings

  • The Persons with Disabilities Bill
  • The Military Veterans Bill

Second Reading

  • The Public Debt Management Authority Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 36 of 2020)
  • The Universities (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 35 of 2021).

Committee of the Whole House

  • The Sustainable Waste Management Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 22 of 2021).
  • The Copyright (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 44 of 2021).

 Report and Third Reading

  • The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No.32 of 2021).
  • The Sustainable Waste Management Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 22 of 2021)
  • The Copyright (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 44 of 2021).

Next Week

The National Assembly Departmental Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations invites comments on the Regional Development Authorities Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 46 of 2021). The memoranda may be emailed to clerk@parliament.go.ke to be received on or before Monday, March 7, 2022, at 5pm.

SENATE

Papers Laid

  • Report on the MSMEs Credit Guarantee Scheme Performance by the National Treasury and Planning for the period 8th December 2020 to 31st December 2021
  • Reports on Financial Statements of various County Executives/Assemblies/Funds/Companies

Notice of Motion

  • The Senate approves the following Senators nominated by the Senate Business Committee to serve in Sessional Committees of the Senate
    • Committee on County Public Accounts and Investments
    • Committee on Delegated Legislation
  • Aware that in 2006, the National Government initiated the Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT) Programme, popularly known as Pesa ya Wazee, which is a non-conditional cash transfer programme to destitute elderly persons above the edge of 65 to cater for their subsistence needs; and that the beneficiaries receive a monthly stipend of Kshs2,000, delivered every two months through appointed payment agents, and also entitled to medical insurance through the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF); there are concerns that the programme‚Äôs credibility is marred by issues of delayed payments to beneficiaries, difficulty in processing of the payments through the stipulated agents and payments to unregistered persons; Therefore the Senate recommends that the county governments compliment the efforts of the national Government and assist in resolving these challenges by:
    • Developing legislations and policy to protect the elderly, including ensuring all elderly persons in their counties are registered in the OPCT programme; and
    • Organise value addition mechanisms such as financial training to help the beneficiaries of the programme to efficiently utilise this allowance.

First Reading

  • The Sugar Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 68 of 2019)

Second Reading

  • The Preservation of Human Dignity and Protection of Economic and Social Rights Bill (Senate Bills No.21 of 2021)
  • The Irrigation (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bills No.12 of 2021)
  • The Community Groups Registration Bill (National Assembly Bills No.20 of 2021)
  • The Special Needs Education Bill (Senate Bills No.44 of 2021)
  • The County Resource Development Bill (Senate Bills No.42of 2021)
  • The Elections (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 42 of 2021)
  • The Elections (Amendment) (No.3) Bill (Senate Bill No. 48 of 2021)
  • The Landlord and Tenant Bill (National Assembly Bills No.3 of 2021)

Committee of the Whole House

  • The Elections (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 42 of 2021)
  • The Heritage and Museum Bill (Senate Bills No.22 of 2021)
  • The County Oversight and Accountability Bill (Senate Bills No. 17 of 2021)
  • The Elections (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 42 of 2021)
  • The County Governments (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 38 of 2021)

Third Reading

  • The Heritage and Museums Bill (Senate Bills No. 22 of 2021)
  • The County Oversight and Accountability Bill (Senate Bills No. 17 of 2021)
  • The County Governments (Amendment) Bill, (Senate Bills No. 38 of 2021)
  • The Elections (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bill No 42 of 2021)
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