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19th March 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

The National Assembly is currently on short recess and will resume next week Tuesday, 23rd March 2021.

However, they held a Special Sitting on Thursday, 25th March 2021 to carry out the following business:

PAPERS LAID:

The Report of the Budget of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on the First Supplementary Estimates for the Financial Year 2020/2021 and addendum was laid at the Table of the House.

MOTION

The First Supplementary Estimates for The Financial Year 2020/2021

The House considered and adopted the Report of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on the First Supplementary Estimates for the Financial Year 2020/2021, laid on the Table of the House and consequently approved:

a) an increment of the total recurrent expenditure for Financial Year 2020/2021 by Kshs. 19,125,524,385.00;

b) an increment of the total capital expenditure for Financial Year 2020/2021 by Kshs. 61,579,711,818.00; and

c) an overall increment in the total budget for Financial Year 2020/2021 by Kshs. 80,705,236,203.00;

BILLS

The Division of Revenue Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 7 of 2021)

By the Chairperson, Budget and Appropriations Committee

The Bill was coming up for a Second Reading. The main objective of the Bill is to provide for the equitable division of revenue raised nationally among the national and county levels of government as required by Article 218 of the Constitution in order to facilitate the proper functioning of county governments and to ensure continuity of county services.

The House will resume debate on the Bill next week to allow for meaningful consultation. The matter is expected to proceed on Tuesday, 23rd March 2021 after conclusion of various procedural matters scheduled in the House.

The National Aviation Management Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 18 of 2020)

By the Leader of the Majority Party

The Bill was coming up for a Second Reading. However, following a request by the Leader of Majority, the Bill was stepped down and will thus be considered at another appropriate date.

The Bill seeks to give effect to the Parliamentary report on the inquiry into the Kenya Airways’ Privately Initiated Investment Proposal (PIIP) to Kenya Airports Authority prepared by the Departmental Committee on Transport, Public Works and Housing proposing among other recommendations, the nationalisation of Kenya Airways. The Bill establishes the Kenya Aviation Corporation as a holding corporation and its Operating Entities including Operating Entity Subsidiaries.

SENATE

The Senate is currently on short recess and will resume next week Tuesday, 23rd March 2021.

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