Parliamentary Round-Up

November 25, 2023 - Reading Time: 9 minutes - By Jewel Tete

The National Assembly

Tuesday, 21st November, 2023 – 2:30 PM

MOTIONS

  • Reduction of Publication Period of a Specified Bill  
  • 1970 Unesco Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property 
  • Loans Contracted by the National Government Between May 2022 and April 2023
  • The 4th General Assembly of the Eastern Africa Parliamentary Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition (EAPA-FSN)
  • Reports of the Auditor-General on Twenty-Three Non-Compliant State Corporations 
  • Proceedings of the Second Ordinary Session of the Sixth Pan-African Parliament (PAP)
  • Proceedings of the 2023 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
  • Enhancing Reporting of Parliamentary Business on Online Platforms  

 

BILLS

  • The Supplementary Appropriation (No. 3) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 71 of 2023) 

 

Wednesday, 22nd  November, 2023 – 9:30 AM

MOTIONS

  • Banning the Growing of Eucalyptus Trees  in the Country 
  • Establishment of Strategic Grain Storage Reserves and Silos in Close Proximity to Smallholder Farmers
  • Policy on Integrating a Curriculum For Environmental Conservation in Primary and Secondary Schools 
  • Policy For the Provision of Mental      Health Services in All Healthcare      Facilities
  • Implementation of First Aid Training as a  Core Subject in Schools 
  • Establishment of a National Fund to Support Victims of Gender-Based Violence
  • Adoption of Government-to-Government (G2G) Model to Acquire and Supply Fertilisers to Farmers at Subsidised Cost 
  • Policy and Funding for Sugarcane Farming in the Country 
  • Providing a Safety Net For Caregivers of Persons with Severe Disabilities
  • National Sensitization and Support for Combating Sickle Cell and Haemophilia     Diseases 
  • Development of a Satellite-Based Climate Change Monitoring Policy 
  • Establishment of a Science Museum 
  • Affirmative Action Plan for the Provision of Water in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas 
  • Development of a Framework to Mitigate Flood Hazards 
  • Provision of Appropriate Access to Markets in the Country       
  • Supporting and Promoting Local Fertilizer Manufacturing Industries
  • Regulatory Framework For the Moneylender Industry in the Country 
  • Formulation of a Government-to-Government Framework for Importation and Distribution of Essential Foodstuff and Goods 
  • Policy Framework for Government-to-Government Sourcing of Electricity Equipment and on Connection and Billing of Electricity Infrastructure 
  • Development of Measures to Mitigate Digital Exclusion 
  • Formulation of a Regulatory Framework on Artificial Intelligence in the Country 
  • Establishment of a National Policy to Combat Obstetric Violence in Kenya 
  • Establishment of a Priority Boarding Protocol for Kenya Defence Forces and Kenya Special Forces Personnel on Local Airlines 
  • Establishment of a Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrency 
  • Formulation of a Land Use Policy on Zoning of Land for Agriculture and Built Development  

BILLS

  • The Cancer Prevention and Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 45 of 2022)
  • The Geriatric Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 50 of 2022) 

 

Wednesday, 22nd  November, 2023 – 2:30 PM

MOTIONS

  • Consideration of the Consolidated Fund Services Expenditures for the Supplementary Estimates No. 1 of 2023/2024 
  • 1970 Unesco Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property
  • Loans Contracted by the National Government Between May 2022 and April 2023 
  • The 4th General Assembly of the Eastern Africa Parliamentary Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition (EAPA-FSN) Held in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Reports of the Auditor-General on Twenty-Three Non-Compliant State Corporations
  • Proceedings of the Second Ordinary Session of the Sixth Pan-African Parliament (PAP) 
  • Proceedings of the 2023 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
  • Enhancing Reporting of Parliamentary Business on Online Platforms  

BILLS

  • The Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 61 of 2022)
  • The Appellate Jurisdiction (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 49 of 2023) (The Leader of the Minority Party) 
  • The Employment (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 62 of 2023) 
  • The Land Laws (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 65 of 2023) (The Leader of the Majority Party)
  • The National Disaster Risk Management Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 24 of 2023) (The Leader of the Majority Party)
  • The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 62 of 2022)
  • The Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 30 of 2023
  • The Wildlife Conservation and Management (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 3 of 2023) 
  • The National Government Coordination (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 25 of 2023) 

Thursday, 23rd November, 2023 – 9:30 AM

MOTIONS

  • Consideration of the Consolidated Fund Services Expenditures for the Supplementary Estimates No.1 of 2023/2024 
  • 1970 Unesco Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property 
  • Loans Contracted by the National Government Between May 2022 and April 2023
  • The 4th General Assembly of the Eastern Africa Parliamentary Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition (EAPA-FSN) Held in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Reports of the Auditor-General on Twenty-Three Non-Compliant State Corporations 
  • Proceedings of the Second Ordinary Session of the Sixth Pan-African Parliament (PAP)
  • Proceedings of the 2023 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
  • Enhancing Reporting of Parliamentary Business on Online Platforms  

BILLS

  • The Cancer Prevention and Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 45 of 2022) 

 

Thursday, 23rd November, 2023 – 2:30 PM

MOTIONS

  • Consideration of Senate Amendments to the County Governments Additional Allocations Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 23 of 2023)  
  • Loans Contracted by the National Government Between May 2022 and April 2023
  • The 4th General Assembly of the Eastern Africa Parliamentary Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition (EAPA-FSN) Held in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Reports of the Auditor-General on Twenty-Three Non-Compliant State Corporations
  • Proceedings of the Second Ordinary Session of the Sixth Pan-African Parliament (PAP)
  • Proceedings of the 2023 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
  • Enhancing Reporting of Parliamentary Business on Online Platforms  

The Senate

Tuesday, 21st November, 2023 – 2:30 PM

MOTIONS

  • Report of the Standing Committee on Devolution and Intergovernmental Relations on the Application For Conferment of City Status to the Municipality of Eldoret  
  • Report of the Ad-Hoc Committee to Investigate the Proliferation of Religious Organisations and Circumstances Leading to More Than 95 Deaths in Shakahola, Kilifi County
  • Report of the 146th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Related Meetings Held in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain From 11th to 15th March 2023 

BILLS

  • The Equalization Fund Appropriation Bill, (Senate Bills No. 30 of 2023) 
  • The Care and Protection of Child Parents Bill (Senate Bills No. 29 of 2023)
  • The Prevention of Livestock and Produce Theft Bill (Senate Bills No. 12 of 2023) 
  • The Coffee Bill (Senate Bills No. 10 of 2023)
  • The Food and Feed Safety Control Co-Ordination Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 21 of 2023) 
  • The Tea (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 1 of 2023)
  • The County Boundaries Bill (Senate Bills No. 6 of 2023)
  • The Heritage and Museums Bill (Senate Bills No. 8 of 2023) 

PAPERS

  • The National Land Commission Annual Report for Financial Year 2022/2023
  • The Architects and Quantity Surveyors (Amendment) By-Laws, 2023 – Legal Notice No. 188 of 2023 

QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

Statements

  • The Senator for Nyandarua County (Sen. John Methu, MP) sought a statement from the Standing Committee Land, Environment and Natural Resources concerning harassment of farmers in Bahati and Dundori forests by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) rangers.  
  • The Senator for Nyandarua County (Sen. John Methu, MP) sought a statement from the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries regarding agricultural support to farmers in Bahati and Dundori areas. 
  • Nominated Senator (Sen. Raphael Chimera, MP) sought a statement from the Standing Committee on National Cohesion, Equal Opportunity and Regional Integration regarding the adherence to the principles of meritocracy, transparency, fairness and equal opportunity in the recruitment of the Director-General of the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK).
  • Nominated Senator (Sen. Raphael Chimera, MP) sought a statement from the Standing Committee on Health regarding the delay in the processing of medical insurance claims for teachers and police officers by Medical Administrators Kenya Limited.
  • Nominated Senator (Sen. Raphael Chimera, MP) sought a statement from the Standing Committee on Health regarding withheld functions and financial challenges at the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Kenya. 
  • Nominated Senator (Sen. Shakila Abdalla, MP) sought a statement from the Standing Committee on Finance and Budget concerning customs regulations and taxation for travellers returning to Kenya via the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).  
  • Nominated Senator (Sen. Hamida Kibwana, MP) sought a statement from the Standing Committee on National Security, Defence and Foreign Relations regarding the review of charges, fees and levies relating to immigration and citizen services.
  • Nominated Senator (Sen. Hamida Kibwana, MP) sought a statement from the Standing Committee on Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights concerning gender-based violence incidents in the political space in Kenya. 

Wednesday, 22nd  November, 2023 – 9:30 AM

MOTIONS

  • Repossession of Movable Assets By Lending Institutions Due to Non-Performing Loans
  • Declaration of Cattle Rustling as a National Disaster and Establishment of a Special Fund for Victims 
  • Designation of a Monthly Car Free Day and County Car Free Zones 
  • Report of the Ad-Hoc Committee to Investigate the Proliferation of Religious Organisations and Circumstances Leading to More Than 95 Deaths in Shakahola, Kilifi County. 
  • Report of the 146th Assembly of the Inter–Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Related Meetings Held in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain From 11th to 15th March 2023.

 

Wednesday, 23rd  November, 2023 – 2:30 PM

MOTIONS

  • Report of the Standing Committee on Devolution and Intergovernmental Relations on the Application for Conferment of City Status to the Municipality of Eldoret 
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Health on the Death of the Late Edward Otieno Onyango Due to Alleged Medical Negligence 
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Health on the Death of the Late Maureen Anyango at Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital Due to Alleged Medical Negligence 
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Health on the Circumstances that Led to the Death of the Late Master Travis Maina at Kenyatta National Hospital 

 

BILLS

    • The Equalization Fund Appropriation Bill, (Senate Bills No. 30 of 2023) 
    • The Care and Protection of Child Parents Bill (Senate Bills No. 29 of 2023) 
    • The Prevention of Livestock and Produce Theft Bill (Senate Bills No. 12 of 2023) 
    • The County Licensing (Uniform Procedure) Bill (Senate Bills No. 9 of 2022) 
    • The Agricultural and Livestock Extension Services Bill (Senate Bills No. 12 of 2022)
    • The Mung Beans Bill (Senate Bills No. 13 of 2022)
    • The Start-Up Bill (Senate Bills No. 14 of 2022) 
    • The Persons With Disabilities Bill (Senate Bills No. 7 of 2023)
    • The Kenyan Sign Language Bill (Senate Bills No. 9 of 2023)
    • The Coffee Bill (Senate Bills No. 10 of 2023)
    • The Food and Feed Safety Control Co-Ordination Bill
    • The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Bill (Senate Bills No. 17 of 2023)
    • The County Hall of Fame Bill (Senate Bills No. 18 of 2023)
    • The Rice Bill (Senate Bills No. 19 of 2023)
  • The Water (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 33 of 2023)  

 

NOTICES OF MOTION

  • Appeal to County Governments to Set Aside Land for the Planting of Indigenous Trees 

QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

STATEMENTS  

  1. a) Pursuant to Standing Order 53(1)  

i.) The Senator for Embu County (Sen. Alexander Mundigi, MP) to seek a statement from the Standing Committee on Energy regarding the seizure by the Government of a Kshs. 17 billion oil consignment at the Port of Mombasa.

ii.) The Senator for Wajir County (Sen. Mohamed Abass, MP) to seek a statement from the Standing Committee on National Security, Defence and Foreign Relations regarding the emergency response interventions to the floods in Wajir County.  

iii.) The Senator for Nandi County (Sen. Samson Cherarkey, MP) to seek a statement from the Standing Committee on National Security, Defence and Foreign Relations concerning the harassment and brutality by Police officers on Peter Kiplimo and Irene Chemutai at Cheptulu Police Station in Hamisi, Vihiga County.  

iv.) Nominated Senator (Sen. Hezena Lemaletian, MP) to seek a statement from the Standing Committee on Health regarding the prevalence of throat cancer in Samburu County.  

v.) The Senator for Kisumu County (Sen. (Prof.) Tom Ojienda, MP) to seek a statement from the Standing Committee on Roads, Transportation and Housing concerning the state of the operational capacity of Kisumu International Airport.  

vi.) The Senator for Kisumu County (Sen. (Prof.) Tom Ojienda, MP) to seek a statement from the Standing Committee on Trade, Industrialization and Tourism regarding the trade viability of Kisumu International Airport. 

 

Thursday, 23rd  November, 2023 – 2:30 PM

MOTIONS

  • Report of the Standing Committee on Devolution and Intergovernmental Relations on the Application for Conferment of City Status to the Municipality of Eldoret 
  • Repossession of Movable Assets by Lending Institutions Due to Non-Performing Loans 
  • Report of the Ad-Hoc Committee to Investigate the Proliferation of Religious Organisations and Circumstances Leading to More Than 95 Deaths in Shakahola, Kilifi County.
  • Report of the 146th Assembly of the Inter–Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Related Meetings Held in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain From 11th to 15th March 2023.
  • Declaration of Cattle Rustling as a National Disaster and Establishment of a Special Fund for Victims 
  • Designation of a Monthly Car Free Day and County Car Free Zones 
  • Development of a Policy and Law For Social Risk Management in Infrastructure Development Projects in Kenya 

BILLS

  • The Equalization Fund Appropriation Bill, (Senate Bills No. 30 of 2023) 
  • The Care and Protection of Child Parents Bill (Senate Bills No. 29 of 2023)
  • The Coffee Bill (Senate Bills No. 10 of 2023)
  • The Prevention of Livestock and Produce Theft Bill (Senate Bills No. 12 of 2023)
  • The Food and Feed Safety Control Co-Ordination Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 21 of 2023)  (The Senate Majority Leader)
  • The County Licensing (Uniform Procedure) Bill (Senate Bills No. 9 of 2022) (Sen. Mariam Sheikh Omar, MP)
  • The Agricultural and Livestock Extension Services Bill (Senate Bills No. 12 of 2022)
  • The Mung Beans Bill (Senate Bills No. 13 of 2022) (Sen. Enoch Wambua, MP)
  • The Start-Up Bill (Senate Bills No. 14 of 2022) 
  • The Persons With Disabilities Bill (Senate Bills No. 7 of 2023)
  • The Kenyan Sign Language Bill (Senate Bills No. 9 of 2023) 

NOTICES OF MOTION

  • Report of the Select Committee on County Public Investments and Special Funds on its Consideration of the Audit Reports of the Water Service Providers for the Year Ended 30th June 2019, 30th June 2020  and  30th June 2021. 

QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

STATEMENTS   

  1. a) Pursuant to Standing Order 52 (1)  

Nominated Senator (Sen. Cyrstal Asige, MP) to make a statement regarding commemorating the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims observed on the 19th of November annually.  

  1. b) Pursuant to Standing Order 53(1) 

i.) The Senator for Marsabit County (Sen. Mohamed Chute, MP) to seek a statement from the Standing Committee on Roads, Transportation and Housing regarding the status of the completion of Bunge Tower.  

ii.) The Senator for Marsabit County (Sen. Mohamed Chute, MP) to seek a statement from the Standing Committee on Education concerning the conversion of scholarship grants to loans by the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB). 

iii.) Nominated Senator (Sen. Hezena Lemaletian, MP) to seek a statement from the Standing Committee on Health regarding the prevalence of throat cancer in Samburu County.  

iv.) Nominated Senator (Sen. Shakila Abdalla, MP) to seek a statement from the Standing Committee on Finance and Budget concerning customs regulations and taxation for travellers returning to Kenya via the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).  

v.) Statement pursuant to Standing Order 57(1)  the Senate Majority Leader to issue a statement on the business of the Senate for the week commencing Tuesday, 28th November, 2023. 

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