May 13, 2022 - 5 minutes read

13th May 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

By Amrit Labhuram
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 committed to a mediation committee. Subsequently, Speaker Justin Muturi has appointed the following members to represent the National Assembly in the mediation committee and convey the decision of the NA to the Senate:
    • Hon. Chachu Ganya
    • Hon. Paul Zengu
    • Hon. Roza Buyu
    • Hon. Amin Ali
    • Hon. Bernard Shinali 

Pursuant to the provisions of the standing order 41, I wish to report to the House that I’m in receipt of a correspondence from the Senate, dated 25th of April, 2022, conveying that the Senate has appointed the following Senators to the mediation committee;

  • Sen. Mwangi Githiomi
  • Sen. Johnes Mwaruma
  • Sen. Njeru Ndwiga
  • Sen. Sylvia Kasanga
  • Sen. Farhiya Haji

With the appointment of the above Senators, the mediation committee is now fully constituted, I therefore call upon the committee to expeditiously consider the Bill and submit the version of the said Bill to both Houses of Parliament within the timelines contemplated under Article 113 (3) of the Constitution.

Special Motion

  • Consideration of Nominees for Appointment to the Ethics And Anti-corruption Commission 

Papers Laid

  • Legal Notice No. 54 of 2022 relating to the Public Investment Regulations of 2022 and the explanatory memorandum from the National Treasury. 
  • Annual reports and financial statements in respect of the following institutions for the FY 2020/2021:
    • Office of Registrar of Political Parties
    • Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions 
  • Reports of the Auditor-General and financial statements in respect of the following institutions for the year ended 30th June, 2021, and the certificates therein:
    • Executive Office of the President 
    • Public Service Commission
    • Salaries and Remuneration Commission
    • National Treasury
    • National Cohesion and Integration Commission
    • CSF Public Debt Expenditure
    • State Corporations Appeal Tribunal 
    • State Department for Public Service
    • State Department for Interior and Citizen Services
    • State Department for Youth Affairs and State Department for Gender.
  •  Reports of the Auditor-General and financial statements in respect of the following constituencies for the year ended 30th June, 2020, and the certificates therein: 
    • Narok South 
    • Ruaraka 
    • Narok East
    • Mathare 
    • Awendo
  • Reports of the Auditor-General and financial statements in respect of the following constituencies for the year ended 30th June 2019 and the certificates therein: 
    • Bahati 
    • Narok West
    • Narok North
  • Reports of the Auditor-General and financial statements in respect of the Office of the Auditor-General management letter for the years 30th June, 2019, and 30th June, 2020.
  • Reports of the Auditor-General and financial statements in respect of the Baringo Technical College for the years 30th June 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • Report on the departmental committee on Labour and Social Welfare on its consideration of the Persons with Disability (National Assembly Bill No. 61 of 2021)
  • Memorandum on the session to the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the means of prohibiting and preventing the illicit import, export and transfer of ownership of cultural property from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Annual performance report of the Ministry of Defence for the FY 2020/2021
  • Report of the Auditor-General for the National Government Ministries, Department and Agencies for the year 2020/2021. 
  • Reports of the Departmental Committee on Lands on its consideration of the following petitions:
    • Public petition No. 004 of 2021 by Hon. Michael Kingi on behalf of Magarini community land owners regarding irregular extension of Galana Ranching Boundary. 
    • Public petition No. 007 of 2022 by residents of Riverbank Housing Welfare Group regarding land allocation and issuance of title deeds in respect to LR No. 1150 in Embakasi Subcounty, Nairobi County.
    • Public petition No. 080 of 2021 by residents of Haraka Settlement Scheme in Yatta regarding forceful eviction of the squatters from the scheme. 
    • Public petition No. 068 of 2021 by Victor Mwaganda Gogo on behalf of residents of Kwa Kwadzengo Village in Mtepeni Ward Kilifi County regarding urgent resolution of Kwa Kwadzengo land dispute. 
  • Report of the Auditor-General and Financial statements in respect of the following institutions for the year ended 30th June, 2021:
    • State Department for Devolution.
    • The Consolidated Funds Services.
    • Pensions and Gratuities. 
    • The Government Investment and Public Enterprises, Revenue Statements.
    • The Teachers Service Commission.
    • The Kenya Energy Sector, Environment and Social Responsibility Program Fund.
    • State Department for Early Learning and Basic Education.
  • Report of the Auditor-General and Financial statements in respect of Konoin Technical Training Institute for the year ended 30th June, 2019, and the certificates therein.
  • Report of the Auditor-General and Financial statements in respect of the Nyandarua Institute of Technology for the years ended 30th June, 2017, and 30th June, 2018, and the certificates therein. 

Communication from the Chair

  • The Speaker confirmed receiving a message from the President conveying his nomination of 22 persons for appointment as ambassadors, high commissioners and permanent representatives.
  • The Speaker drew the attention of the House and in particular the House leadership on both sides that the current session has four weeks consisting of 16 days only. Unless the House, by resolution, decides to increase the following critical business with statutory timelines would need to be considered and passed by the House within those four weeks: 
    1. Budget Estimates for the FY 2022/2023.
    2. Appropriations Bill 2022.
    3. Finance Bill 2022. 
    4. County Allocation of Revenue Bill 2022.

In addition to these statutory pieces of legislation, the House Business Committee has accorded priority to other pieces of legislation including:

  1. Huduma Bill 2021
  2. Children Bill 2021
  3. Universities (Amendment) Bill 2021
  4. National Disaster Risk Management Bill 2022
  5. Persons with Disabilities Bill 2021
  6. Public Finance Management Bill 2022
  7. Elections Related Regulations from the IEBC
  8. Debt Related Regulations from the National Treasury

Furthemore, the House Business Committee has considered and approved a proposal that only private members’ bills that do not concern county governments would be given priority since if they concern county governments they are likely to die in the Senate even if they are passed within the National Assembly. 

Statements

  • Hon. Aden Duale sought a statement from the committee on Justice and Legal Affairs regarding the appointment of the chairperson of the assumption to office of the President Committee.

Bills

First Reading

  • The Kenya Roads Board (Amendment) Bill, 2022  (National Assembly Bills No.13 of 2022) 
  • The Kenya Revenue Authority (Amendment) Bill 2022 (National Assembly Bill No.24 of 2022)
  • The Supreme Court (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No.15 of 2022)
  • The Land Control Bill (National Assembly Bill No.7 of 2022)
  • The Public Finance Management (Amendment) (National Assembly Bill No.16 of 2022)
  • The Valuers Bill (National Assembly Bill No.18 of 2022)
  • The National Rating Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 10 of 2022)
  • The Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment) Bill (NA Bill No. 19 of 2022)
  • The Public Finance Management (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 21 of 2022) 

Second Reading 

  • The Persons With Disabilities Bill (National Assembly Bill No.61 of 2021) 
  • The Military Veterans Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 4 of 2022) 
  • The Penal Code (Amendment) (No.2) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 47 of 2021)

Committee of the Whole House 

  • The National Disaster Risk Management Bill (NA Bill No. 28 of 2021).
  • The Children Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 38 of 2021). 

Third Reading

  • The National Disaster Risk Management Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 28 Of 2021) 

SENATE

Papers Laid

  • The Ministry of Defence, Annual Performance Report, for the financial year 2020/2021. 
  • The Public Finance Management (Public Investment Management) Regulations, 2022 (Legal Notice No. 54 of 2022).
  • The Report of the Standing Committee on Finance and Budget on County Allocation of Revenue (Senate Bills No. 1 0f 2022).
  • Report of the Auditor General on the financial statement of Vihiga County Education Fund for the year ended 30th June, 2016.
  • Report of the Auditor General on the financial statement of Vihiga County Education Fund for the year ended 30th June, 2017.
  • Report of the Auditor General on the financial statement of Vihiga County Education Fund for the year ended 30th June, 2018. 
  • Report of the Sessional Committee on Delegated Legislation on  its consideration of the Controller of Budget Regulations 2021.
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Education on Enquiry to the Early Childhood Education (ECDE) Landscape in the country.
  • Report of the Auditor-General on the financial statements of Narok County Bursaries Fund for the year ended 30th June, 2020.

Statements

  • Statement on the activities of the standing committee on National Cohesion for the period commencing 1st January to 31st March 2022. 
  • Statement regarding the World Press Freedom Day. 
  • Senator George Khaniri sought a statement from the Standing Committee on Land, Environment and Natural Resources concerning the status of a multi million shilling water project in Vihiga County.

Bills

Second Reading 

  • The Sustainable Waste Management Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 22 of 2021) 
  • The County Allocation of Revenue Bill (Senate Bills No. 1 of 2022)
  • The National Cohesion and Peace Building Bill ( Senate Bills No. 19 of 2021)
  • The County E-Health Bill (Senate Bills No. 39 of 2021)
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