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National Assembly of the Republic of Kenya
12th Parliament
Type
Type
History
Founded1963
Preceded byLegislative Council of Kenya
Leadership
Justin Muturi, Jubilee
since 28 March 2013
Deputy Speaker
Moses Cheboi, Jubilee
since 31 August 2017[1]
Majority Leader
Samuel Porgisio, Jubilee
since 2 June 2020
Minority Leader
John Mbadi, NASA
since 8 August 2017
Majority Whip
Emmanuel Wangwe, Jubilee
since 2 June 2020[2]
Structure
Seats349
Political groups
Government (172)
  Jubilee Party (172)
Opposition (176)
  National Super Alliance (125)
  Other parties and independents (51)
Vacant (1)[3]
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
8 August 2017
Meeting place
Parliament buildings, Nairobi, Kenya
Website
Official website
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The National Assembly of the Republic of Kenya is the lower house of the Parliament of Kenya. Between 1966 and 2013, it served as a unicameral house. In 2013 (11th Parliament), it became the lower house when the Senate was reestablished.

It has a total of 349 seats: 290 elected from the constituencies, 47 women elected from the counties and 12 nominated representatives. The Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya serves as an ex officio member.

The High Court of Kenya ordered lawmakers to introduce gender quotas, or face dissolution in the mid-2010s, following the implementation of the 2010 Constitution.[4]

Committees

Entrance to the Parliament Buildings, Nairobi
Entrance to the Parliament Buildings, Nairobi
Parliament buildings, Nairobi
Parliament buildings, Nairobi

House Keeping committees

Investigatory Committees

Special Funds Accounts Committee: examines the reports and accounts of national Funds except the National Governments Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF)


Departmental committees:

Other Select committees:

Coalition and party summary

This section needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. (December 2017)

See also, Kenya National Assembly elections, 2013. For a list of current members, see 12th Parliament of Kenya#Members

Prior to the 2013 elections, the Jubilee Alliance consisted of The National Alliance, United Republican Party, and the National Rainbow Coalition. After the results were announced, Jubilee made post-election agreements with the New Ford Kenya, Alliance Party of Kenya, Chama Cha Uzalendo, People's Democratic Party, Ford People, Kenya African National Union, and United Democratic Forum.[5][6] Reports indicate that two independents, NARC-Kenya, and one member of the Federal Party of Kenya also agreed to work with Jubilee.[7]

(Members between 2013 and 2017)

Coalition Party Constituency
Representatives
Women County
Representatives
Nominated
Representatives
Total
Jubilee TNA 72 14 3 89
URP 62 10 3 75
UDF 11 1 12
KANU 6 6
NFK 4 2 6
APK 5 5
FORD-P 4 4
NARC 3 3
CCU 2 2
Independent 2 2
FPK 1 1
NARC-Kenya 1 1
PDP 1 1
Total 174 26 7 207
CORD ODM 78 15 3 96
WDM-K 18 6 1 25
FORD-KENYA 9 1 10
FPK 2 2
KADU-ASIL 1 1
MP 1 1
TIP 1 1
Total 110 21 5 136
Eagle KNC 2 2
Total 2 0 0 2
Unaffiliated Independent 1 1
MDP 1 1
Total 2 0 0 2
Vacant 2 0 0 2
Total 290 47 12 349

See also

General:

References

  1. ^ "Muturi re-elected national assembly speaker".
  2. ^ Githae, Wanjohi (31 August 2017). "Kenya: Jubilee Pointmen Lusaka and Tuju Set for Key Posts". Archived from the original on 21 April 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2017 – via AllAfrica.
  3. ^ "List of Members of the National Assembly by Party" (PDF). Kenyan Parliament. 10 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Kenya court orders parliament to pass gender quota". Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  5. ^ "allAfrica.com: Kenya: NARC's Kagwe to Be Senate Leader". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Mudavadi's UDF inks deal with Uhuru". Capital News. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Uhuru woos small parties to join Jubilee". Nation.co.ke. Retrieved 16 November 2014.

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