16th September 2022 Political & Regulatory Round Up

KENYA ‘Shame on Judiciary’, says Raila in first speech since Supreme Court verdict Azimio La Umoja One Kenya leader Raila Odinga has spoken publicly for the first time Thursday since the Supreme Court upheld the presidential election results, by lashing out at the verdict as

Slaying state capture: The how and what next if the Ruto administration takes action 

The Kenya Kwanza manifesto proposes to set up a quasi-judicial commission of inquiry into state capture within 30 days of the new administration. The commission would aim to establish the extent of cronyism and state capture in Kenya and make recommendations. Transparency International has defined

2nd September 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). SENATE  The Senate entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings).

Finger on the Pulse: Post-Election Snapshot

On August 27, Azimio la Umoja Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga revealed that he had a telephone conversation with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guteres where they talked about the recent developments in Kenya. Furthermore, Raila mentioned that the region is making progress to deal with the

26th August 2022 Parliamentary Round UP

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). SENATE  The Senate has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings).

After the hard work to woo Kenyans, the harder work to deliver begins

William Ruto this week took to his new status with authority and political wiliness. In his first meeting with elected leaders and representatives from his coalition, he made assurances on the freedom of expression and association and sought to bring everybody together. Dr Ruto also

Women leadership in Kenya gains traction after big wins in 2022 General Election

For long, Kenyan women have been waiting for the day they will have opportunities to take up positions initially dominated by men. With the 2022 General Election, Kenyans’ perception of women leaders seems to have changed; this is evident from the number of women governors,

19th August 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). SENATE  The Senate has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). 

12th August 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). SENATE  The Senate has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings).

5th August 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). SENATE  The Senate has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings).

29th July 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). SENATE  The Senate has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). 

22nd July 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). SENATE  The Senate has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings).

Towards sustainable waste management: Kenyans to pay fines or spend time in jail for failing to sort domestic waste

In June 2021, MPs debated on a Bill on Sustainable Waste Management which intended to see Kenyans risk paying a Sh20,000 fine or face a minimum of six months in jail if they failed to properly separate their garbage before disposing of it. The Parliament

15th July 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). SENATE  The Senate has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings).

8th July 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings).  SENATE  The Senate has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings).

1st July 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings).  SENATE  The Senate has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings).

24th June 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings).  SENATE  Statement  Senate Majority Leader Samuel Poghisio made a Statement on the Business of the Senate. Motion The Senate approved the raising of the debt ceiling by the National Government

17th June 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings).  SENATE Communication from the Chair The Speaker of the Senate received a message from the Speaker of the National Assembly regarding the passage of the County Allocation of Revenue Bill

MPs want the Government to offer Kshs 15 Billion to fund the Fuel Subsidy programme

Kenyans can now smile as the Legislatures have moved to forestall a looming economic crisis by adding the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining Kshs 15 billion to fund the fuel subsidy programme. The skyrocketing fuel prices always lead to hiked prices of basic commodities hence

10th June 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  Communication from the Chair  The Speaker acknowledged and welcomed a delegation of the African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC)-Zimbabwe Chapter from the Parliament of Zimbabwe. The Speaker reported to the National Assembly on the message from the Senate regarding its rejection of all

3rd June 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Communication from the Chair Tributes following the untimely demise of member for Rabai Constituency Hon. William Kamoti.  Motion Hon. Moses Cheboi moved the House to adopt the 5th Report of the Procedure and House Rules committee on amendments to the Standing Orders. Hon.

27th May 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Papers Laid The 2021/2022 Supplementary Estimates (ii) – Program – based Budget of the National Government of Kenya for the year ending 30th of June 2022. The 2021/2022 Supplementary Estimates (ii) – Development Expenditure, estimates of further sums required to be voted for

20th May 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Communication from the Chair The Speaker has referred all the amendments to the Huduma Bill, 2021, to the Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security for winnowing and Public Participation. MPs with amendments are encouraged to attend meetings of the Committee to seek

13th May 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Messages On Wednesday,  February 16, 2022, the National Assembly rejected the Wildlife Conservation (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bill No. 30 of 2020). Pursuant to the provisions of Article 112 of the Constitution, and standing order 149 of the NA standing orders, the Bill was

6th May 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Currently on recess and due to resume regular sessions on Tuesday,  May 10, 2022. SENATE Communication from the Chair Passage of the Coffee Bill (Senate Bills No.22 of 2022) by the National Assembly. Papers Laid The Annual Report of the Office of the

28th April 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  Currently on recess and set to resume regular sessions on 10th May, 2022. However, the National Assembly convened a special sitting via an exceptional motion in honour of the third President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E the late Emilio Mwai Kibaki. SENATE

22nd April 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Currently on recess and set to resume regular sessions on 10th May, 2022. SENATE Currently on recess and set to resume regular sessions on 26th April, 2022.

14th April 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Papers Laid The 2022/23 Annex of Estimates of Revenue Expenditure for State corporations of the government of Kenya for the Financial Year ending June 2023 from the National Treasury. Legal Notice No. 20 of 2022 relating to Engineers, Scale of Fees for the

8th April 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Papers Laid Report of the Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security on its consideration of the Huduma Bill, 2021 (National Assembly No. 57 of 2021).  The 14th Edition of the Bi-Annual Report on the status of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Control in

1st April 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Papers Laid Legal Notice No. 46 relating to the Central Bank of Kenya Digital Credit providers Regulations of 2022. The Report of the status of the Kenyan economy for the period March 22nd from the National Treasury. The 14th Edition of the Bi-Annual

25th March 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Communication from the Chair Speaker Justin Muturi made a communication on the request of Hon. John Mbadi to withdraw the Political Parties (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 58 of 2021) Papers laid: Legal Notice No. 32 relating to the Companies Beneficial Ownership

18th March 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

Both the National Assembly and Senate are currently in recess.

11th March 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Message from the National Assembly  Passage of the Division of Revenue Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 8 of 2022) The Speaker reported to the Senate that he had received a message from the Speaker of the National Assembly regarding the passage of the

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

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

18th February 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Communication from the chair relating to prioritization of individual members’ Bills Pursuant to the calendar adopted by the House last week, the House is scheduled to hold a total of 55 sittings during the current 6th session before the Sine Die Recess which

11th February 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: Legal Notice No. 268 relating to the Nairobi International Financial Centre General Regulations 2021 and the explanatory Memorandum from the National Treasury. The Agricultural Policy Papers No. 2

Kenyan Parliament is mulling over proposed law changes seeking to reduce protection of forests

The Kenyan Parliament is currently reviewing an amendment proposal to the Forest Conservation and Management Act which gives the Kenya Forestry Services (KFS)  authority over boundaries and excisions in state forests. The Forest Conservation and Management Amendment Bill 2021 seeks to repeal Section 34 of

4th February 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others:  Financial Year 2021/2022 Supplementary estimates 1 program based budget. Financial Year 2021/2022 Supplementary estimates 1 recurrent estimates volume I and II. Legal Notice No. 263 relating to the

28th January 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: Legal Notice No. 260 of 2021 relating to the Political Parties Membership Regulations of 2021 and Explanatory Memorandum from the Office of the Attorney-General. Legal Notice No. 266

Highlights of the Political Parties (Amendment) Bill, 2021

On Thursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the Political Parties (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (“Amendment Act”). Following an acrimonious debate in the National Assembly, the Senate on Wednesday, January 26,  passed the Political Parties (Amendment) Bill, 2021, without any amendments. The new law now sets

14th January 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

SENATE SPECIAL SITTING COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHAIR Convening of Special Sittings of the Senate The House was convened for a Special Sitting for the consideration of the following business: – The Political Parties (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No.56 of 2021); The Kenya Medical Supplies

7th January 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

A Review of the House Special Sittings held in December 2021 and January, 2022.  NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: Legal Notice No.235 of 2021 relating to the Designation of Basin Areas and the

Parliamentary round up (A review of National Assembly and Senate for Year 2021)

Key House highlights of the Year In 2021, the National Assembly and the Senate considered various businesses. As the year ends, here is a summary of some of the important businesses handled by the two Houses: The National Assembly adopted the Report of the Committee

The year in review: Highlights on key legislative interventions that impacted the private sector

Several legislative interventions that have affected the private sector came into force in 2021. As the year draws to a close, we look back at some of these interventions and their resultant impact. The Finance Act, 2021 (the Finance Act) exempted resident persons from Digital

What to look out for in 2022

As 2021 draws to a climax, numerous developments on both the national and international sphere will have spillover effects into the new year.  Below is a summary of 2022’s highly anticipated and potential socio-economic, political and legal impacts:  Additional Lockdowns and Curfews Following the latest

In Parliament, a distraction for Raila and Ruto

Plans by the Jubilee Party to hold a National Delegates Convention late November died with a whimper and without an explanation.  It was reported that the plans collapsed after a consideration was made that with more than 100 MPs having left the party for the

10th December 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

The National Assembly and Senate are on recess

3rd December 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Debate on the President’s Address To Parliament Communication from the Chair The Speaker of the National Assembly has been invited to grace a tree-planting event dubbed ‘National Tree Planting’ to be held tomorrow, Friday 3rd 2021. Petitions Hon. David Mwalika tables a petition

26th November 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Communication from the Chair Public Petition for the Removal of Hon. Paul Kihara, Attorney-General. Mr. Khalifa petitions this House to initiate the process of removing from office the current Attorney-General of the Republic of Kenya, Hon.  (Rtd.)  Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki, on account

19th November 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: Legal Notice No.222 relating to the Public Finance Management, the National Roads Toll Fund Regulations of 2021 and the explanatory memorandum from the National Treasury. The Kenya Bankers

12th November 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: Legal Notice No.163 of 2021 relating to the Retirement Benefits Individual Retirement Benefit Schemes (Amendment) Regulations 2021. Legal Notice No.164 of 2021 relating to the Retirement Benefits Occupational

5th November 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Recess till Tuesday, November 9, 2021 SENATE PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: Report of the Committee on Labour and Social Welfare on the Status of Labour Migration to the Middle East and Proposed

29th October 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY The National Assembly is currently on short recess and will resume on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 2:30pm. SENATE The Senate is currently on short recess and will resume on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 2:30pm.

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

15th October 2021: Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Communication from the Chair Speaker Justin Muturi notified the National Assembly about the passage of five Bills by the Senate: The County Governments Grants Bill (Senate Bill No 35 of 2021) The Mental Health (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bill No 28 of 2020) The

8th October 2021: Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: The Breast Milk Substitutes (Regulation and Control) (General) Regulations, Legal Notice No.184 of 2021 and the Explanatory Memorandum from the Ministry of Health. Legal Notice No. 194 of

14th August 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: Reports of the Departmental Committee on Finance and National Planning on its consideration of: The Poverty Eradication Authority (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 13 of 2020); and The Tax

6th August 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: Report of the Departmental Committee on Communication Information and Innovation on its consideration of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Amendment Bill, National Assembly Bill No. 11 of 2021.

31st July 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY The National Assembly is on short recess and will resume on Tuesday, 3rd August 2021 at 2.30 p.m. SENATE PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: Report of the Auditor-General for the County Governments for

23rd July 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY The National Assembly is on short recess and will resume on Tuesday, 3rd August 2021 at 2.30 p.m. SENATE PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House: Report of the Standing Committee on Education on the Basic Education

16th July 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  The National Assembly is on short recess and will resume on Tuesday, 3rd August 2021 at 2.30 p.m. SENATE  PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House: Report of the Standing Committee on Health concerning the Community Health

10th July 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MOTIONS Consideration of Certain Business Received During July/August, 2021 Short Recess The House ordered that during the period of the July/August (9th July to 2nd August 2021)- should a Bill be published during the said period, or a published Bill become due for

2nd July 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Papers laid The Social Assistance (Repeal)l Bill(NA Assembly Bill No. 16 of 2020)-Majority leader Hon. Amos Kimunya The Price Tabulation Target and Economic Policy of the Government for the FY 2021/2022 Budget-Majority leader Hon. Amos Kimunya The Report of the Auditor-General in respect

25th June 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Papers Report of the Committee on Legal, Rules and Privileges on the Oversight Activity and Compliance with the East African Community (EAC) Protocol and Laws by the EAC Institutions (Phase Two); Report of the Committee on Communications, Trade and Investments on the Capacity-Building

18th June 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MOTIONS Consideration of the budget estimates for the financial year 2021/2022(General debate-3rd and final day)-Hon. Kanini Kega Report of the Auditor General on the Financial Statements of the National Government for the financial year 2017/2018-Hon. Opiyo Wandayi Implementation status on petition regarding working

11th June 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID The following Papers were laid on the Table of the House among others: Legal Notice No. 508 relating to the Public Finance Management Sinking Fund Guidelines 2021 and the explanatory memorandum from the National Treasury and Planning. The Draft Public Finance

4th June 2021 Parliamentary Round UP

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY The House is on recess and will be resuming on 8th June 2021. SENATE PAPERS The Report of the Standing Committee on Finance and Budget on the County Allocation of Revenue Bill Senate Bill No. 30 of 2021 was laid at the Table

28th May 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY The House is currently on recess and will be resuming on 8th June 2021.  SENATE PAPERS The following papers were laid at the Table of the House: Report on the Impasse on the Budgetary Estimates for the Financial Year 2020/2021 for Kirinyaga County

21st May 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID The Report of the Departmental Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs on the consideration of a Nominee for appointment as the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya was laid at the Table of the House. COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHAIR Special

14th May 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BILLS FIRST READING The Central Bank of Kenya(Amendment) Bill(NA Bills. 10 of 2021)- Hon. Gladys Wanga SECOND READING The Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances(Control)(Amendment) Bill(NA Bill No.27 of 2020)-Hon. Peter Mwathi The National Cohesion and Peace Building Bill(Senate Bill No. 35 of 2018)-

7th May 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY  PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: The 2021-22 annex of revenue and expenditure for State Corporations for Government of Kenya for the Financial Year ending 30th June 2022 from the National Treasury. Estimates of

30th April 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

SENATE PAPERS LAID The Joint Report of the National Assembly Departmental Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs and the Senate Committee on Justice Legal Affairs and Human Rights on the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020. COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHAIR Special Sitting of the Senate

2nd April 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BILLS The Health Laws (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 2 of 2021) By the Leader of the Majority Party The Bill came up for First Reading. It seeks to make various, wide ranging amendments to various health-related statutes on matters relating to

26th March 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: The Legal Notice No. 15 of 2021 relating to Exemption from Income Tax for Japanese Companies, Consultants and Japanese Personnel and the Explanatory Memorandum from the National Treasury.

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

12th March 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid at the Table of the House among others: Annual Report and Financial Statements of the Kenya Ports Authority for the Financial Year 2017/2018; Annual Report and Financial Statements of the Office of the Controller of Budget

5th March 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Communication from the Chair.  Hon.Speaker Justin Muturi made further communication on the comments he made on Thursday, 25th Feb 2021 regarding the status of returns by County Assemblies to the Speakers of the Houses of Parliament. As at close of business yesterday, 1st

26th February 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMMUNICATION Communications from the Chair on the Resolutions of County Assemblies on the Draft Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020 The Building Bridges Initiative Steering Committee, delivered a draft Bill to amend the Constitution by popular initiative and signatures of persons in support

19th February 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

Status of the Public Service Compliance with the Values and Principles in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution for the Financial Year 2019/2020 (An Evaluation Report prepared pursuant to Article 234(2)(h) of the Constitution) from the Public Service Commission (Reports submitted in both English and Kiswahili).

12th February 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHAIR  Reintroduction of Business that Lapsed In accordance with the Standing Orders, Motions, Questions and Statements which had not been responded to lapsed. Thus, Chairperson of a Committee or individual Member who wished to reintroduce such business was advised to

5th February 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY The National Assembly will resume its Regular Sittings on Tuesday, 9th February, 2021, at 2.30 pm and the following business will be prioritized during the First Part of the Fifth Session:  The House will consider and approve its Calendar for the Fifth Session.

8th January 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY The House is currently on recess and will resume on Tuesday, February 09, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. However, on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, the House held a special sitting and deliberated on some of the matters highlighted below.  PAPERS LAID The following papers

Senate Hearing 16th-17th December 2020

On Thursday, December 03, 2020, the Nairobi City County Assembly approved a Motion for the removal from office, by impeachment, of Hon. Mike Mbuvi Sonko, the Governor of Nairobi City County. The Speaker of the Senate was then informed of the approved Motion via a

8th-10th December 2020 Parliamentary Round Up

Both Houses of Parliament are on recess and expected to resume on Tuesday, February 09th, 2021. SENATE SPECIAL SITTING IMPEACHMENT OF THE GOVERNOR OF NAIROBI CITY COUNTY Though on recess, Senate held a special sitting to consider a Motion for the proposed removal by impeachment

4th December 2020 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAID The following papers were laid on the table of the National Assembly on 26th November 2020 among others: Report of the Auditor General on Financial Statement in respect of the Cash Transfer program for orphans and vulnerable children IDEA grant No.097272-KE;

20th November 2020 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS LAIDThe following papers were laid on the table of the National Assembly on 17 th November 2020among others: The 7th Annual Report on the measures taken and progress achieved with the realization of national values and principles of governance. the 7th Annual

Highlights of the seventh State of the Nation Address by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta delivered the State of the Nation Address, he reported on the measures taken and the progress achieved in the realization of Kenya’s National Values in line with Article 132 of the Constitution then he submitted to the National Assembly reports on the

13th November 2020 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL MOTION Approval of Nominees for Appointment as High Commissioners, Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives The House approved the appointment of the following persons as High Commissioners, Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives: Amb. John Tipis, High Commissioner to Canberra-Australia. Ms. Immaculate Wambua, High Commissioner to

6th November 2020 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Messages Nomination of persons for Appointment as High Commissioners and Ambassadors His Excellency the President intends to deliver the 2020 State of the Nation Address to the Parliament on Thursday, 12th November 2020 Papers Laid Legal  Notice  No.191  of  2020  relating  to  the 

Revisiting the role of Senate

This week, a 3 judge bench of the High court delivered a decision nullifying 23 Acts of parliament because they were passed without Senate involvement. This has refocused our attention on the role of the Senate in law making in Kenya. We analyse the judgement

What next for the Building Bridges Initiative? The road to a referendum.

In our estimation, the soonest the BBI Bill will be back to Parliament is June 2021. With General Elections scheduled for 2022, elected leaders will already be in campaign mode and BBI is likely to be second priority for those whose priority will be to be re-elected.

30th October 2020 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Parliament is on recess SENATE Parliament is on recess

16th October 2020 Parliamentary Round Up

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Prof Lukoye Atwoli to be the non-executive Chairperson of the Mathari Teaching and Referral Hospital.

9th October 2020 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Papers The Advisory of the Chief Justice on the matter of the dissolution of Parliament. The list of Nominees to several NG-CDF committees Second Reading The Public Order (Amendment) Bill The National Disaster Management Authority Bill The Public Fundraising Appeals Bill Committee of

2nd October 2020 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Papers Legal Notice No.122 of 2020 relating to the Matrimonial Proceedings Rules, 2020 and the Explanatory Memorandum from the Judiciary. Legal Notice No. 159 of 2020 relating to increase of amount payable as protected deposit, under Section 28 (1) of the Kenya Deposit

25th September 2020 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Message APPROVAL OF THE THIRD BASIS FOR ALLOCATION OF THE SHARE OFNATIONAL REVENUE AMONG COUNTY GOVERNMENTS on Friday, 18thSeptember 2020, the National Assembly received a Message from the Senate regarding  the  approval  of  the  third  basis  for  allocation  of  the  share  of  national 

Maraga’s moment might be magic or muddle

Dissolving Parliament would mean going into by-elections in all 47 counties and 290 constituencies, which for a country coming out of the Covid-19 slowdown would be virtually unaffordable.

At the Senate, a revealing decision

On the day before the senators agreed with the proposal brokered by President Uhuru
Kenyatta, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya was the subject of a tirade by the senators,
who kept to their script to attack him over the resolution by the Council of Governors he leads.
For the senators, attacking the governors appeared to be a way to let off steam and to attempt
to divert attention away from their marathon of fruitless sittings to discuss the formula.

18th September 2020 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Papers The Draft 2020 Budget Review and Outlook Paper from the National Treasury and Planning. The inaugural edition of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations’ magazine. Motions That the House adopts the Report of the Committee on Implementation on its consideration of submissions from