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4th March 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Communications from the Chair

Deputy Speaker Hon. Moses Cheboi told the House that they had received a petition from Mr Njoroge Waweru calling for the waiver of Value-Added Tax (VAT) levied on textbooks, journals and periodicals. 

Communication from the chair regarding the passage of the following Bills by the Senate.

  1. The Heritage and Museums Bill (Senate Bill No. 22 of 2021)
  2. The County Oversight and Accountability Bill (Senate Bill No. 17 of 2021)
  3. The County Governments (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bill No. 38 of 2021)
  4. The Elections (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bill No. 42 of 2021).

Papers Laid

  • Monetary Policy Statement for December 2021 by the Central Bank of Kenya
  • Reports of the Auditor-General and financial statements in respect of the following institutions for the year ended 30th June 2021
  • Report of the Budgets and Appropriation Committee on the consideration of the Division of Revenue Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 8 of 2022).
  • Report of the Committee on Sports, Culture and Tourism on its consideration of a public petition by Mr Kennedy Kaunda regarding proposed amendments to the Tourism Act of 2011 to recognize tour guides and appointment to board of directors of the Tourism Board

Motion

Hon. Kanini Kega moved that the House adopts the Report of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on the Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy for the Financial year 2022/2023. He was seconded by Hon. Emmanuel Wangwe.

First Reading

  • The National Government Constituencies Development Fund (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 5 of 2022)
  • The National Cohesion and Integration (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 1 of 2022)
  • The County Oversight and Accountability Bill, 2021 (Senate Bill No. 17 of 2021)
  • The Heritage and Museums Bill (Senate Bill No. 22 of 2021)
  • The County Governments (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bill No. 38 of 2021)
  • The Elections (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bill No. 42 of 2021)

Second Reading

  • The Coffee Bill ( Senate Bill No. 22 of 2020)
  • The Higher Education Loans Board (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 37 of 2020)
  • The Division of Revenue Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 8 of 2022)
  • The Public Debt Management Authority Bill (National Assembly Bill No 36 of 2020)
  • The Higher Education Loans Board (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 37 of 2020)
  • The Elections (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 41 Of 2021)

Committee of the Whole

  • The Division of Revenue Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 8 of 2021)

Third Reading

  • The Division of Revenue Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 8 of 2021) -The Bill will now proceed to the Senate for concurrence.

The National Assembly is adjourned until 22nd March 2022 at 2:30pm

SENATE

Papers Laid

  • Report of the Auditor-General on the financial statement of various institutions

Questions

Sen. Samson Cherargei sought a statement from the Standing Committee on Tourism, Trade and Industrialization concerning an alleged failure by the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife to utilise the Tourism Promotion Fund (TPF) to market Kenya in sports tourism.

Statements

Sen. Halake Abshiro made a statement regarding the cyber-crime and data insecurity in the country.

Committee of the Whole:

  • The Lifestyle Audit Bill (Senate Bills No. 36 Of 2021)
  • The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 53 Of 2021)
  • The Law of Succession (Amendment) Bill, (Senate Bills No. 15 Of 2021)

The Senate is adjourned until Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 2:30p.m.

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