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11th Parliament of Kenya

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11th Parliament of Kenya

The 11th Parliament of Kenya is the meeting of the legislative branch of the national government of Kenya, which began on 28 March 2013. It is the first Parliament to incorporate the structural reforms laid out in the 2010 Constitution. The constitution re-established the Senate and increased the size of the National Assembly from 224 seats to 349 seats.

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In the 2013 parliamentary elections, the Jubilee Alliance won a majority of seats in both the National Assembly and the Senate.

Major events

  • Jubilee signed post-election coalition agreements with the New Ford Kenya, Alliance Party of Kenya, Chama Cha Uzalendo, People Democratic Party, Ford People, and Kenya African National Union. Reports indicate that there are currently 212 Members of the National Assembly who have agreed to work with the Jubilee Alliance.
  • On 1 March 2013, the Salaries and Remuneration Commission gazetted salary and benefits for state officers in the executive, parliament, constitutional commissions, independent offices, and county governments. The notice reduced salaries for Members of Parliament from 851,000 Ksh to 532,500 Ksh per month. On 28 May 2013, the National Assembly unanimously voted to adopt the recommendations of the Committee on Delegated Legislation, finding that the SRC's notices were "unconstitutional, unlawful, ultra vires and therefore null and void." On 12 June 2013, the SRC and the Parliamentary Service Commission agreed to maintain the reduced salaries, allowed for annual pay increases, and increased other allowances and benefits.
  • In November 2013, the parliament moved a motion to remove the cabinet secretary for Land, Housing and Urban Development, Charity Ngilu on grounds that she breached the Kenyan constitution by making some appointments at the ministry. She was accused of appointing the director-general without involving the parliament which is a requirement of the law.
  • Leadership

    Senate

  • Speaker — Ekwee Ethuro
  • Deputy Speaker — Kembi Gitura
  • Majority (Jubilee) leadership

  • Majority Leader — Kindiki Kithure
  • Deputy Majority Leader — Charles Keter
  • Majority Chief Whip — Beatrice Elachi
  • Majority Deputy Chief Whip — Mike Sonko
  • Minority (CORD) leadership

  • Minority Leader — Moses Wetangula, until 16 October 2013
  • Hassan Abdurrahman (acting), since 16 October 2013
  • Deputy Minority Leader — Hassan Abdurrahman
  • Minority Chief Whip — Johnstone Muthama
  • Minority Deputy Chief Whip — Janet Ongera
  • National Assembly

  • Speaker — Justin Muturi
  • Deputy Speaker — Joyce Laboso
  • Majority (Jubilee) leadership

  • Majority Leader — Aden Duale
  • Deputy Majority Leader — Naomi Shaban
  • Majority Chief Whip — Katoo ole Metito
  • Majority Deputy Chief Whip — Benjamin Washiali
  • Minority (CORD) leadership

  • Minority Leader — Francis Mwanzia Nyenze
  • Deputy Minority Leader — Jakoyo Midiwo
  • Minority Chief Whip — Thomas Ludindi Mwadeghu
  • Minority Deputy Chief Whip — Chris Wamalwa
  • Joint Committees

    References

    11th Parliament of Kenya Wikipedia


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