December 3, 2021 - 5 minutes read

3rd December 2021 Parliamentary Round Up

By Amrit Labhuram

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 on behalf of Matibo a resident of Kitui Rural regarding irregular and fraudulent trading activities by Dyer and Blair Investment Bank.

Motions

Majority Leader Hon.Amos Kimunya moved a procedural motion on the consideration of certain business received during the recess period.

The House ordered that  during  the  Long  Recess  of  the  Fifth  Session  (3rd  December,  2021  –  24th January, 2022) – 

  1. Should  a  Bill  be  published  during  the  said  period,  or  a  published  Bill become due for First Reading, the Speaker shall, upon lapse of at least three days following the publication of the Bill and following a determination that such Bill is of priority, forthwith refer such Bill to the relevant Committee for  consideration  pursuant  to  the  provisions  of  Standing  Order 127 (Committal of Bills to Committees and public participation) and cause the Bill to be read a First Time upon its next Sitting and the Second Reading may be taken forthwith,  or  on  such  other  day  as  the  House  Business  Committee  may determine;
  2. Should  any  statutory  instrument  be  transmitted  for  tabling  before  the House during the period, the Speaker shall, following a determination that the statutory instrument is of priority, forthwith refer the statutory instrument  to  the  relevant  Committee  for  consideration  and  cause  the statutory  instrument  to  be  tabled  in  the  House  upon  its  next  Sitting  in accordance with the provisions of section 11 of the Statutory Instruments Act (No. 3 of 2013);  and
  3. Should  any  Paper  be  transmitted  for  tabling  before  the  House,  the Speaker  shall,  following  a  determination  that  the  Paper  is  of  priority, forthwith refer the Paper to the relevant Committee for consideration and cause the Paper to be tabled in the House upon its next Sitting.

The House resolved to reduce the publication period of the Sacco Societies (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 55 of 2021) and the Political Parties (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 56 of 2021) from 14 days to 6 days.

Papers Laid

The report of the Committee on Delegated Legislation on the consideration of the Crops (Coffee General Amendment) Regulations 2021.

Reports of the Departmental Committee on Finance and National Planning on its consideration of:

  1. The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No 39 of 2021).
  2. Petroleum Products, Taxes and Levies (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 42 of 2021).
First Reading
  • The Sacco Societies (Amendment) Bill
  • The Political Parties (Amendment) Bill
Second Reading
  • The Kenya Industrial Research Development Institute Bill
  • The Kenya Roads (Amendment) Bill
  • The National Health Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill
Committee of the Whole House
  • The Asian Widows’ and Orphans’ Pensions (Repeal) Bill
  • The Provident Fund (Repeal) Bill
  • The Kenya Roads (Amendment) Bill
  • The County Governments Grants Bill
  • The National Health Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill 
  • The Prompt Payment Bill
Third Reading
  • The Asian Widows’ and Orphans’ Pensions (Repeal) Bill
  • The Provident Fund (Repeal) Bill
  • The Kenya Roads (Amendment) Bill
  • The County Governments Grants Bill
  • The National Health Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill 
  • The Prompt Payment Bill

**The National Assembly stands adjourned until Tuesday 25th January 2021 at 2:30pm.** 

 

SENATE

Debate on the President’s Address To Parliament

Communication from the Chair

On the 24th November 2021, the High Court delivered its judgment on the appeal. On its judgment, the High Court set aside the decision of the PPDT expelling Sen. Mwaura from the Jubilee Party. The High Court having quashed Gazette Notice No. 4597 by the Speaker of the Senate which declared a vacancy of a member elected by a party-list thereby removing Sen Mwaura as a Senator and further the High Court having quashed Gazette Notice No. 4598 dated 11th May 2021 by the chairperson of IEBC which appointed Samuel Leshore to replace Sen Mwaura as a member of the Senate representing persons with disability. Therefore Speaker Lusaka directed that Sen. Isaac Mwaura remain a Senator in accordance with the Constitution of Kenya and the Senate Standing Orders.

The Speaker received a message from the Speaker of the National Assembly regarding the approval by National Assembly of the Public Private Partnership Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 6 of 2021)

Papers Laid
  1. The Eighth (8th) State of the Nation Address by His Excellency the President delivered at a Special Sitting of Parliament on Tuesday, 30th November, 2021;
  2. The Eighth (8th) Annual Report (2020), on the Measures Taken and Progress Achieved in the Realization of National Values and Principles of Governance;
  3. The Eighth (8th) Annual Report on the Progress made in Fulfilling the International Obligations of the Republic of Kenya;
  4. The Annual Report to Parliament on the State of National Security, 2021;
  5. The Kenya Business Climate Reforms Milestones Report for the year 2020-2021;
  6. 2022 Budget Policy Statement;
  7. 2022 Medium-term debt management strategy;
  8.  The Draft Division of Revenue Bill 2022;
  9. The Draft County Allocation of Revenue Bill 2022;
  10.  The Council of Governors Annual Statutory Report for the year 2020/2021;
  11. State of Judiciary and Administration of Justice Annual Report for the year 2020/2021;
  12. Report of the Standing Committee on National Cohesion, Equal Opportunity and Regional Integration on the ethnicity, diversity and inclusivity at the Kenya Marime Authority and Kenya Ports Authority;
  13. The Fourth Progress Report of the Standing Committee on Health on the Covid-19 pandemic situation and the implementation of the Nationwide COVID-19 vaccine deployment;
  14. Report of the Standing Committee on Health on the National Health Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 21 of 2021); and
  15. The Report of the Standing Committee on Finance and Budget on the approval of the Senate Nominee to the Equalization Fund Advisory Board.
Statements
  • Senator Cherargei seeks a statement from the Committee on Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights regarding unqualified persons practicing as advocates in various private companies across the country. 
  • Senator Michael Mbito made a statement relating to the activities of the Standing Committee on Health during the third and fourth quarters of the 5th session, 1st July to December 2021.
  • Sen. Okong’o Mogeni made a statement relating to the activities of the Standing Committee on Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights during the period July to December 2021.
  • Senator Naomi Shiyonga made a statement on the activities of the Standing Committee on National Cohesion, Equal Opportunities and Regional Integration for the period commencing 1st July 2021 to 30th November 2021.
  • Senator Sakaja Johnson made a statement relating to the activities of the Standing Committee on Labour and Social Welfare from July to December 2021.
  • Senator Paul Githiomi made a statement relating to the activities of the senate Standing Committee on Land and Natural Resources.
  • Sen. Farhiya Ali made a statement relating to the activities of Standing Committee on Finance and Budgeting during the period July to December 2021.
  • Majority Leader Samuel Poghisio gave a Statement on the Business of the Senate for the week commencing Tuesday, 8th February, 2022.

**The Senate is adjourned until Tuesday 8th February 2022 at 2:30pm.**

 

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