The following papers were laid on the table of the Senate on 17 th November 2020:
The 7 th State of the National address by His Excellency the President delivered at a
special sitting of Parliament on Thursday 12 th November 2020.
The 7 th Annual Report on the measures taken and progress achieved with the
realization of national values and principles of governance.
The 7 th Annual Report and Summary on the progress made in fulfilling the
international obligations of the Republic of Kenya.
The Annual Report for Parliament on the state of national security.
The Report on ease of doing business: Reformed Milestone 2014-2020.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Consolidated Annual Report
for the Financial Years 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020.
ADOPTION OF REPORT ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS PROPOSED IN THE
The House was given notice to adapt the motion on the report of the Standing Committee on
Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights on the constitutional amendments proposed in the
report of the Steering Committee on the implementation of the Building Bridges to a United
Kenya Task Force Report laid on the Table of the Senate on Wednesday, 11 th November, 2020.
EFFICACY OF THE IFMIS AND ITS APPLICATION IN THE DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS TO
A Statement was sought from the Standing Committee on Finance and Budget regarding the
efficacy of the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) and its application
in the disbursement of funds to counties. In the Statement, the Committee should-
Provide information on the service provider that set up IFMIS and details of the tender
Provide further information on the operation and management of IFMIS and its linkages,
if any, with the county governments’ financial management and information systems.
State the backup controls in place in the event IFMIS malfunctions.
Provide a comparative analysis between IFMIS and the immediate former financial
BUSINESS FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING TUESDAY, 24 TH NOVEMBER, 2020
Among other things, it was noted that the Senate will consider pending business for 17 th
November, 2020 and any other business including Bills for which, following the judgment of the
High Court in Constitutional Petition No. 284 of 2019, the resolution process contemplated
under Article 110(3) of the Constitution was completed by both Speakers of Parliament. In
respect to Bills, the House was informed that the Senate Business Committee resolved to
comply with the judgment given by the High Court in Constitutional Petition No. 284 of 2019,
and thus far, 10 Bills are in the process of undergoing republication with a view to conform to
Article 110(3) of the Constitution. The 10 Bills are: –
The Natural Resources (Benefit Sharing) Bill (Senate Bills No. 31 of 2018);
The Startup Bill (Sen. Bills No. 16 of 2020);
The County Hall of Fame (Senate Bills No. 39 of 2018);
The Persons with Disabilities (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 15 of 2020);
The County Tourism Bill (Senate Bills No. 5 of 2019);
The Public Finance Management (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 3 of 2019);
The Care and Protection of Older Members of Society Bill (Senate Bills No. 17of 2018);
The Cancer Prevention and Control (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 9 of 2019);
The Health (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 19 of 2020); and
The Mental Health (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 32 of 2018).