The Speaker is the presiding officer of the Kenyan National Assembly. From 1966 to 2013 the National Assembly was the unicameral body of the Kenyan Parliament.

Qualifications

The Speaker is elected by the National Assembly (Kenya) from among persons who are qualified to be Members of the Parliament. The Speaker's term lasts for a period of five years, and primarily comes to an end when a new house of parliament first meets after an election in line with Article 106 of the Constitution of Kenya

Speakers of the National Assembly of Kenya

Speaker [1] Dates Party Affiliation
Sir Humphrey Slade[2] 1967 – 1970 N/A
Fred Mbiti Gideon Mati[2] 1970 – 1988 APP/KANU
Moses Kiprono arap Keino[2] 1988 – 1991 KANU
Jonathan Kimetet arap Ng'eno[2] 1991 – 1993 KANU
Francis ole Kaparo[2] 1993 – 2008 KANU
Kenneth Marende[3][2] 2008 – 2013 ODM
Justin Muturi[2] 2013 – 2022 Jubilee Party

Bicameral parliament

Previously, there were separate Speakers of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Speaker of the House of Representatives

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Speaker of the Senate

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Speaker of the Colonial Legislative Council

References

  1. ^ Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Parliamentarians in Kenya 1944-2007 Archived 2008-10-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Opalo, Ken Ochieng' (June 20, 2019). Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Postcolonial Legacies. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781108579964 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ BBC News, January 15, 2008: Kenya opposition boosted by vote