Parliamentary Round Up

April 18, 2023 - Reading Time: 13 minutes - By Anne

Tuesday, 11th April 2023 At 2.30 p.m.

The National Assembly

  1. Motions
  •         Approval of Nominees to Samburu and Kandara National Government Constituency Development Fund Committees;
  •         Ratification of the African Union Treaty for The Establishment of The African Medicines Agency (Ama);
  •         Ratification of The Agreement Between Kenya and The United Kingdom on Defence Cooperation;
  •         Reports of the 144th & 145th Assemblies of The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
  •         General Debate on the Proposal to Parliament to Consider Amending the Constitution and the Standing Orders;

 

  1. Bills
  •         The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 60 Of 2022).

 

The Senate

  1. Motions
  •         Provision of Free Sanitary Towels to End Period Poverty
  •         The Doping Menace Threatening Kenya’s Impeccable Global Reputation in Athletics
  •         Compensation to the Kenyan Victims of the 1998 Bombing of The United States Embassy in Nairobi
  1. Bills
  •         The Coffee Bill (Senate Bills No. 10 Of 2023)
  •         The Natural Resources (Benefit Sharing) Bill (Senate Bills No. 6 Of 2022)
  •         The County Vocational Education and Training Bill (Senate Bills No. 3 Of 2022)
  •         The Preservation of Human Dignity and Enforcement of Economic and Social Rights Bill (Senate Bills No. 7 Of 2022)
  •         The Prompt Payment Bill (Senate Bills No. 8 Of 2022)
  •         The County Licensing (Uniform Procedure) Bill (Senate Bills No. 9 Of 2022)
  •         The Employment (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 11 Of 2022)
  •         The Agricultural and Livestock Extension Services Bill (Senate Bills No. 12 Of 2022)
  •         The Tea (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 1 Of 2023) 
  •         The Konza Technopolis Bill (Senate Bills No. 2 Of 2023)
  •         The Mung Beans Bill (Senate Bills No. 13 Of 2022)
  •         The Start-Up Bill (Senate Bills No. 14 Of 2022)
  •         The Equalization Fund Appropriation Bill (Senate Bills No. 3 Of 2023)
  •         The Learners with Disabilities Bill (Senate Bills No. 4 Of 2023)
  •         The Cotton Industry Development Bill (Senate Bills No. 5 Of 2023) 

 

  1. Petitions
  •         Petition to the Senate by Mr. Charles W. Waikwa on Behalf of Residents of Laikipia West Constituency in Laikipia County, Concerning De-Gazettement as A Forest, Of Land Reference No. 12493, Situated West of Rumuruti Township in Laikipia County. 
  •         Petition to the Senate by Mrs. Zipporah C. K. Seroney, Concerning Mistreatment, Harassment, Property Loss and Human Rights Violation Against the Family of The Late Hon. Jean Marie Seroney.
  1. Papers
  •         Performance Audit Report of The Auditor-General on Response to Floods in Kenya.
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement of The Bungoma County Trade Development Loans Fund for the year ended 30th June 2022.
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement of The Bungoma County Youth and Women Empowerment Fund for the year ended 30th June 2022.
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement of the Nyandarua County Executive (State and Public Officers) Car Loan and Mortgage Scheme Fund for the year ended 30th June 2022.
  •         Report of the Auditor General on The Financial Statement of The Nyandarua County Assembly Staff Car Loan and Mortgage Scheme Fund for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of the Nyeri County Executive Car Loan and Mortgage (Staff) Scheme Fund for the year ended 30th June, 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor General on The Financial Statement of the County Revenue Fund – County Government of Nyeri for the year ended 30th June 2022.
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement on Receiver of Revenue – The County Government of Nyeri for the year ended 30th June 2022.
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement of the Nyeri County Health Services Fund for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of the County Executive of Garissa for the year ended 30th June 2022.  
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement of the Garissa County Assembly for The Year Ended 30th June, 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement of the Garissa County Investment Development Authority for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement of the Garissa County Emergency Fund for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement of The County Executive of Wajir for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement of the County Assembly of Wajir for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement of the Kiambu County Executive Staff Car Loan and Mortgage Scheme for the year ended 30th June 2022.
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement of the Kiambu County Health Services Facility Improvement Fund (HSFIF) for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement of the Kiambu County Jiinue Fund for the year ended 30th June 2022.
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement of the Busia County (Public Officers) Revolving Fund for the year ended 30th June 2022.
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement of the Turkana County Executive for the year ended 30th June 2022.

 

  1. Notices Of Motion
  •         Designation of a Monthly Car Free Day and County Car Free Zones
  •         State of Mental Health of Police Officers

 

  1. Questions And Statements
  •         The Senator for Samburu County (Sen. (Dr.) Allege Ltumbesi, MP) to make a Statement Concerning the State of Security in Samburu County. 
  •         Nominated Senator (Sen. Crystal Asige, MP) To Make a Statement Concerning the Commemoration of the World Autism Awareness Day.
  •         The Senator for Nandi County (Sen. Samson Cherarkey, MP) To Seek a Statement from The Standing Committee on Labour and Social Welfare Regarding Alleged Mismanagement, Irregular Procurement, and Misuse of Funds at the Sports, Arts and Social Development Fund (SASDEF).
  •         The Senator for Kisumu County (Sen. (Prof.) Tom Ojienda, SC, MP) to Seek a Statement from the Standing Committee on Health Concerning the Poor State of Delivery of Health Services in Kisumu County. 
  •         The Senator for Kisumu County (Sen. (Prof.) Tom Ojienda, SC, MP) to seek a Statement from the Standing Committee on Devolution and Intergovernmental Relations Concerning the Operations of The Kisumu City Board. 
  •         Nominated Senator (Sen. Hamida Kibwana, MP) to seek a Statement from the Standing Committee on Labour and Social Welfare Concerning the State of Welfare of Street Families and Children. 
  •         Nominated Senator (Sen. Hamida Kibwana, MP) to seek a Statement from The Standing Committee on Finance and Budget Concerning Claims of Disposal of State-Owned Entities Without the Approval of Parliament. 
  •         Nominated Senator (Sen. Hamida Kibwana, MP) to seek a Statement from The Standing Committee on Finance and Budget Concerning the Readiness for Uptake of The Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) Capacity Building Programme for Legislators in Kenya. 
  •         The Senator for Taita Taveta County (Sen. Johnes Mwaruma, MP) to seek a Statement from The Standing Committee on Education Regarding the Delayed Disbursement of Loans by The Higher Education Loans Board (Helb). 
  •         Nominated Senator (Sen. (Prof.) Margaret Kamar, MP) to seek a Statement from the Standing Committee on Education Concerning the Failure of the Ministry of Education to Release Capitation Funds for Special Schools.
  •         The Chairperson, Standing Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries to Issue a Statement Relating to The Activities of The Committee. 
  •         The Chairperson, Standing Committee on Devolution and Intergovernmental Relations to Issue a Statement Relating to The Activities of The Committee. 
  •         The Chairperson, Standing Committee on Education to Issue a Statement Relating to The Activities of The Committee.

 

Wednesday, 12th April 2023 At 9.30am

The National Assembly

  1. Motions
  •         Hoja- Kupiga Marufuku Uzungumziaji, Uchapishaji Na Usambazaji Wa Taarifa Zinazokuza Mahusiano Ya Jinsia Moja
  •         Reduction of Cost of Electricity in The Country
  •         Development of a Policy and Funding for Junior Secondary Schools
  •         Establishment of a National Cancer Prevention and Control Fund
  •         Development and Implementation of a Childcare Programme for Children Whose Parents Are in Lawful Custody
  •         National Policy on Deworming of School-Going Children
  •         Regulation Of the Betting Industry
  •         Public Health Concerns at Langata Cemetery
  •         Development and Implementation of a Programme for Voluntary Regularization of Land Occupied by Squatters for a Prescribed Period
  •         Banning the Growing of Eucalyptus Trees in The Country

 

The Senate

  1. Motions
  •         Provision Of Free Sanitary Towels to End Period Poverty
  1. Bills
  •         The Parliamentary Powers and Privileges (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 5 Of 2022)
  •         The Doping Menace Threatening Kenya’s Impeccable Global Reputation in Athletics
  •         Compensation to the Kenyan Victims of the 1998 Bombing of The United States Embassy in Nairobi
  •         Institution Of Measures to Curb Incessant High Electricity Costs in Kenya
  •         Enhancing Highway Safety and Convenience
  •         Drought Mitigation Programme in Public Schools
  •         Ban On the Cultivation of Eucalyptus Trees on Riparian Lands
  •         Incorporation Of Intelligent Water Management Systems in Building Plans for Sustainable Living
  •         Arbitrary Arrests of Kenyan Fishermen by Ugandan Authorities

 

  1. Papers
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement of the Laikipia County Executive State and Public Officers Car Loan and Mortgage Scheme for the year ended 30th June 2022.
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of The Laikipia County Revenue Board for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of the Laikipia County Emergency Fund for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of the Laikipia County Enterprise Fund for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of the County Executive of Kakamega for the year ended 30th June 2022.
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of the County Assembly of Kakamega for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of the Samburu County Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund for the year ended 30th June 2022.
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of The Bungoma County Education Support Scheme for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of the Ol Kalou Municipality for the year ended 30th June 2022.

 

  1. Questions And Statements
  •         The Senator for Samburu County (Sen. (Dr.) Allege Ltumbesi, MP) to make a Statement Concerning the State of Security in Samburu County.
  •         The Chairperson, Standing Committee on Energy to Issue a Statement Relating to The Activities of The Committee. 
  •         The Chairperson, Standing Committee on Finance and Budget to issue a Statement Relating to The Activities of The Committee. 
  •         The Chairperson, Standing Committee on Health to issue a Statement Relating to The Activities of The Committee.

Wednesday, 12th April 2023 At 2.30 p.m.

The National Assembly

  1. Motions
  •         Procedural Motion: Extension of Period for Consideration of a Special Motion on Approval of Appointment
  •         Special Motion: Consideration of Nominee for Appointment as A Member of The National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC)
  •         Ratification of the Agreement Between Kenya and The United Kingdom on Defence Cooperation
  •         Ratification of the African Union Treaty for The Establishment of The African Medicines Agency (AMA);
  •         Ratification of the Agreement Between Kenya and The United Kingdom on Defence Cooperation;
  •         Reports of The 144th & 145th Assemblies of The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
  •         General Debate on the Proposal to Parliament to Consider Amending the Constitution and The Standing Orders;

 

  1. Bills
  •         The Political Parties (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 35 of 2022)
  •         The Parliamentary Powers and Privileges (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 36 of 2022)
  •         The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 60 of 2022).

 

  1. Question Time: The Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration to Respond to Questions as Per the Appendix

The Senate

  1. Motions
  •         Review of the Minimum Wage Necessitated by High Cost of Living
  •         Repossession of Movable Assets by Lending Institutions Due to Non-Performing Loans
  •         Accelerating the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  1. Bills
  •         The Natural Resources (Benefit Sharing) Bill (Senate Bills No. 6 of 2022)
  •         The County Vocational Education and Training Bill (Senate Bill No. 3 of 2022)
  •         The Preservation of Human Dignity and Enforcement of Economic and   Social Rights Bill (Senate Bills No. 7 of 2022)
  •         The Prompt Payment Bill (Senate Bills No. 8 of 2022)
  •         The Employment (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 11 of 2022)
  •         The Agricultural and Livestock Extension Services Bill (Senate Bills No. 12 of 2022)
  •         The Tea (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 1 of 2023)
  •         The Konza Technopolis Bill (Senate Bills No. 2 of 2023)
  •         The Mung Beans Bill (Senate Bills No. 13 of 2022)
  •         The Start-Up Bill (Senate Bills No. 14 of 2022) 
  •         The Equalization Fund Appropriation Bill (Senate Bills No. 3 of 2023)
  •         The Learners with Disabilities Bill (Senate Bills No. 4 of 2023)
  •         The Cotton Industry Development Bill (Senate Bills No. 5 of 2023)
  1. Messages
  •         Message from the Elgeyo Marakwet County Assembly Concerning Institution of Measures to Address Banditry Menace in the Country.
  1. Questions And Statements
  •         Nominated Senator (Sen. Hezena Lemaletian, MP) to make a Statement Concerning the Water Crisis in the Northern Parts of Kenya.
  •         The Chairperson, Standing Committee on Information, Technology and Communication to Issue a Statement Relating to the Activities of the Committee.
  •         The Chairperson, Standing Committee on Labour and Social Welfare to issue a Statement Relating to The Activities of The Committee.
  •         The Chairperson, Standing Committee on Land, Environment and Natural Resources to issue a Statement Relating to the Activities of the Committee.

 

Thursday, April 13, 2023, 2.30 p.m.

The National Assembly

  1. Motions
  •         Ratification of the Agreement Between Kenya and the United Kingdom on Defence Cooperation;
  •         Reports of The 144th & 145th Assemblies of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
  •         Special Motion: Consideration of Nominee for Appointment as Chairperson of the Kenya Fish Marketing Authority
  •         Inquiry Regarding Sexual Harassment of Female Workers in Tea Estates in Kericho County;
  •         General Debate on the Proposal to Parliament to Consider Amending the Constitution and Standing Orders;
  1. Bills
  •         The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 60 of 2022)
  •         The Statutory Instruments (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 37 of 2022)
  •         The Public Finance Management (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 38 of 2022)

The Senate

  1. Motions
  •         Provision of Free Sanitary Towels to End Period Poverty
  •         The Doping Menace Threatening Kenya’s Impeccable Global Reputation in Athletics
  •         Compensation to the Kenyan Victims of the 1998 Bombing of the United States Embassy in Nairobi
  •         Institution of Measures to Curb Incessant High Electricity Costs in Kenya
  •         Enhancing Highway Safety and Convenience
  •         Drought Mitigation Programme in Public Schools
  •         Ban on the Cultivation of Eucalyptus Trees on Riparian Lands
  •         Arbitrary Arrests of Kenyan Fishermen by Ugandan Authorities
  •         Review of the Minimum Wage Necessitated by High Cost of Living
  •         Accelerating the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  •         Report of The 61st Session of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) Parliamentary Assembly and the 42nd Session of the OACPS -EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Held in Maputo, Mozambique, on 23rd October to 2nd November 2022.
  •         Record of the Proceedings of the First Ordinary Session of the Sixth Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) held in Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa on 23rd October – 12th November 2022.
  •         Declaration of Cattle Rustling as a National Disaster and Establishment of a Special Fund for Victims
  1. Bills
  •         The Natural Resources (Benefit Sharing) Bill (Senate Bills No. 6 Of 2022)
  •         The County Vocational Education and Training Bill (Senate Bills No. 3 of 2022)
  •         The Preservation of Human Dignity and Enforcement of Economic and Social Rights Bill (Senate Bills No. 7 Of 2022)
  •         The Prompt Payment Bill (Senate Bills No. 8 of 2022)
  •         The Division of Revenue Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 9 of 2023)

 

  1. Papers
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Irregular Payment of Conference Facility and Daily Subsistence Allowances (DSA) in the Homa Bay County Assembly.
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of the Laikipia County Executive State and Public Officers Car Loan and Mortgage Scheme for the year ended 30th June 2022.
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of the Laikipia County Revenue Board for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of The Laikipia County Emergency Fund for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of The Laikipia County Enterprise Fund for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of the County Executive of Kakamega for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of County Assembly of The Kakamega for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of The Samburu County Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund for the Year Ended 30th June 2022.
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of the Bungoma County Education Support Scheme for the year ended 30th June 2022. 
  •         Report of the Auditor-General on The Financial Statement of The Ol Kalou Municipality for The Year Ended 30th June, 2022. 
  •         Report Of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statement of The Kitui County Assembly Car Loan and Mortgage (Members) Scheme Fund for the year ended 30th June 2022.
  •         Report of the Standing Committee on Information, Communication and Technology on Its Consideration of The County Printer Bill (Senate Bills No. 10 of 2022)

 

  1. Questions And Statements
  •         The Senator for Kitui County (Sen. Enoch Wambua, MP) to seek a Statement from the Standing Committee on Finance and Budget Regarding the Status of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Collections over the last six (6) months. 
  •         Nominated Senator (Sen. George Mbugua, MP) to seek a Statement from The Standing Committee on Labour and Social Welfare on The Legal Structure and Operations of The National Fund for The Disabled of Kenya (ND).
  •         The Senator for Kisii County (Sen. Richard Onyonka, MP) to seek a Statement from The Standing Committee on Finance and Budget Concerning Claims of a Financial/Economic Crisis in The Country.  
  •         The Senator for Kisumu County (Sen. (Prof.) Tom Ojienda, SC, MP) to seek a Statement from The Standing Committee on Health Concerning the Impending Doctors’ Strike in Kisumu County. 
  •         The Senator for Kisumu County (Sen. (Prof.) Tom Ojienda, SC, MP) to seek a Statement from The Standing Committee on Health Regarding the State of Affairs at The Ahero Sub-County Hospital in Kisumu County. 
  •         The Senator for Kisumu County (Sen. (Prof.) Tom Ojienda, SC, MP) to seek a Statement from The Standing Committee on Labour and Social Welfare Regarding Claims of Irregular and Unprocedural Recruitments by The Kisumu County Public Service Board. 
  •         The Senator for Nandi County (Sen. Samson Cherarkey, MP) to seek a Statement from The Standing Committee on Labour and Social Welfare Regarding Alleged Mismanagement, Irregular Procurement and Misuse of Funds at the Sports, Arts and Social Development Fund (SASDEF).
  •         The Chairperson, Standing Committee on Information, Technology and Communication to issue a statement relating to the activities of the committee.
  •         The Chairperson, Standing Committee on Energy to issue a Statement Relating to the activities of the committee.
  •         The Chairperson, Standing Committee on Finance and Budget to issue a statement relating to the activities of the committee. 

·         The Chairperson, Standing Committee on Health to issue a statement relating to the activities of the committee.

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