Parliament has until September 7 to convene first sitting

Clerk of the National Assembly Michael Rotich Sialai (left) when he took over from Mr Justin Bundi on March 21, 2017 at Parliament Buildings. Mr Sialai is expected to swear in new MPs.
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What you need to know:

  • But the swearing-in of National Assembly and Senate members will have to wait for the gazettement of legislators who will be nominated to the two Houses.
  • Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi said that, for the House to be considered fully constituted, it must include the nominated members.
  • Speakers are elected from among non-MPs but their deputies are sitting legislators.

Kenya’s bicameral Parliament now has until September 7 to convene its first sitting following the gazettement of elected legislators.

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