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The National Assembly Proceeds on a Short Recess

The National Assembly proceeded on a short recess at the rise of the House on Thursday, 5th July, 2018, pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 28(3) relating to Calendar of the Assembly. The regular sittings will resume on Tuesday, 24th July, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. The two (2) weeks recess falls within the Second Part of the Second Session of the Twelfth Parliament.

This period in the Parliamentary Calendar is usually an extremely busy part as it falls within the Budget Cycle, a period when as provided for in the Constitution, the House among other things, determines the allocation of national revenue between the levels of government though the passage of the Division of Revenue Bill; and appropriates funds for expenditure by the national government comprising of the Executive, the Judiciary and Parliament to finance their respective programmes and other national and State organs through the passage of the Appropriations Bill.  

Some of the key business considered and passed by the House during the concluded Second Part of the Second Session that is, the period between 5th June to 5th July includes:-

  1. a)Bills passed -

(i)      The Supplementary Appropriation (No. 2) Bill (National Assembly Bill No.15 of 2018);

(ii)     The Equalization Appropriation Bill (National Assembly Bill No.16 of 2018);

(iii)    The Computer and Cybercrimes Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 36 of 2017);

(iv) The County Allocation of Revenue Bill (Senate Bill No. 11 of 2018);

(v)  The Appropriation Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 22 of 2018); and

(vi) The Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No.11 of 2018).

 

  1. b)Bills Passed and forwarded to the Senate for consideration -

(i)    The Kenya Roads Bill (National Assembly Bill No.47 of 2017);

(ii)   The Physical Planning Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 34 of 2017);

(iii)  The Irrigation Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 46 of 2017);

(iv) The Energy Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 50 of 2017); and

(v)  The Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 48 of 2017).

 

  1. c)Reports of Committees -

(i)    The Report of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on the Budget Estimates for the National Government, the Judiciary and Parliament for the Financial Year 2018/2019;

(ii)   The Report of the Committee on Delegated Legislation on its consideration of the Community Land Regulations, 2017, annulling Regulations 23 and 24 of the said Regulations;

(iii)  The Report of the Committee on Delegated Legislation on its consideration of the Public Finance Management (Senate Monitoring and Evaluation) Regulations, 2018, annulling in entirety the said Regulations;

(iv) The Report of the Committee on Delegated Legislation on its consideration of the Civil Aviation (Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems) Regulations, 2017, annulling in entirety the said Regulations; and

(v)  Report of the Departmental Committee on Lands on the inquiry of alleged irregularities in the compensation for part of LR. No. 7879/4 to Ms Afrison Import Export Ltd and Huelands Ltd by the National Land Commission.

 

  1. d)Private Members Motions-

(i)    Motion urging the Government to create water collection and storage management systems in cities and major towns in Kenya moved by the Member for Ndia Constituency, the Hon, George Kariuki GK, MP.

(ii)   Motion urging the Government to expand the primary school feeding programme to all public primary schools in the Country moved by the Member for West Mugirango Constituency, the Hon. Vincent Mogaka, MP.

(iii)  Motion urging the Government to establish sports academies in every Constituency moved by Nominated Member, the Hon. Godfre Osotsi, M.P.

(iv) Motion urging the Government through all the disciplined forces to consider giving first priority in recruitment of their servicemen and women to all willing NYS graduates moved by the Member for Ol Joro Orok Constituency Gilgil, the Hon. Hon. Michael Muchira, MP.

 

  1. e)Petitions -

The period also saw fourteen (14) Petitions from various members of the public, both individuals and groups presented in the House, and forwarded to the relevant Committees for consideration.

 

Priority Business for consideration by the House upon resumption of its Sittings

When the House resumes on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., some of the priority business for the consideration will include:-

  1. a)First Reading of the following Bills from the Senate:-

(i)       The County Governments (Amendment) (No.2) Bill (Senate Bill No. 7 of 2017);

(ii)     The National Flag, Emblems and Names (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bill No. 8 of 2017); and

(iii)    The Assumption of Office of The County Governor Bill (Senate Bill No. 1 of 2018)

 

  1. b)Second Reading of the following Bills:-

(i)       The Finance Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 20 of 2018);

(ii)     The Capital Markets (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 19 of 2018);

(iii)    The Insurance (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 21 of 2018);

(iv)    The County Governments Retirement Scheme Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 10 of 2018);

(v)     The Land Value Index Laws (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 3 of 2018);

(vi)    The Warehouse Receipt System Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 2 of 2018);

(vii)  The Sacco Societies (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 18 of 2018);

(viii) The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 15 of 2018);

(ix)    The Health Laws (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 14 of 2018); and

(x)     The Government Contracts Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 9 of 2018).

 

  1. c)Committee of the Whole House on the following Bills:-

(i)       The Copyright (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 33 of 2017);

(ii)     The Public Private Partnerships (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 52 of 2017); and

(iii)    The Coast Guard Service Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 45 of 2017).

 

  1. d)Committee Reports:-

(i)       The Second Report of the Procedure and House Rules Committee on Amendments to Standing Orders. It is important to note that if this Report is adopted, a Member will have an opportunity to ask his or her Question in the House, which will be responded to before the relevant Committee by the Cabinet Secretary responsible for matters raised.  

(ii)     The Reports on the vetting of nominees for appointment to the following Offices;

  1. a.Office of Chairperson of the Public Service Commission;
  2. b.Office of Chairperson of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission;
  3. c.Offices of Chairperson and Members of the Commission on Administrative Justice;
  4. d.Offices of Chairperson and Members of the National Gender and Equality Commission; and

(iii)    The Report of the Departmental Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on the Inquiry into Forest Resource Management and Logging Activities in Kenya.

 

  1. e)Questions before Departmental Committees,

The following Cabinet Secretaries will appear to answer questions before Committees on Tuesday, 24th July, 2018:-

  1. (i)The Cabinet Secretary for Education before the Departmental Committee on Education and Research to answer Questions from the Hon. Rashid Kassim, M.P; the Hon. Gathoni Wamuchomba, M.P; the Hon. Kimani Kuria, M.P; the Hon. Godfrey Osotsi, M.P; the Hon. Omboko Milemba, M.P; the Hon. Mwashako Mwakuwona, M.P; and the Hon. Benard Shinali, M.P; in the Main Chamber, Parliament Buildings at 10.00 am;
  1. (ii)The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Forestry before the Departmental Committee on Environment and Natural Resources to answer Questions from the Hon. Martin Peter Owino, M.P; the Hon. Malulu Injendi, M.P; and the Hon. Christopher Nakuleu, M.P in the Mini Chamber, County Hall at 11.00 am; and
  1. (iii)The Attorney General before the Departmental Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs to answer a Questions from the Hon. Ndindi Nyoro, M.P in the Mini Chamber, County Hall at 10.00 am.

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