The National Assembly to hold a Post-Election Seminar for all Members in March, 2018


The National Assembly in conjunction with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, (CPA) will be holding a three (3) day Post Election Seminar for the Members of the National Assembly under the theme “Sharing our experiences to enhance good governance and continually safeguard the welfare of the nation”. This seminar which is the 2nd of its kind since the promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, is expected to provide a platform for Members to deal and interact with matters of parliamentary practice and procedure which they might not otherwise have been dealt with in other settings including during the inaugural induction workshop. Most importantly, the convention seeks to provide them with a better understanding of parliamentary and democratic systems and processes.

The forum will be conducted through plenary presentations by carefully selected resource persons drawn from within the country, the National Democratic Institute and the larger Commonwealth. It offers Members an opportunity to develop capacity through interactions with the team of panellists on the best Parliamentary practices and procedures on how they can inter-link the current drift on Parliamentary democracy with the realities of Kenya’s current political and constitutional dispensation.

“Almost eight years since re-introduction of a bicameral parliament and a presidential system of governance, we have been presented with the need to relook at procedures and operations of parliament. Indeed, the Eleventh Parliament saw the re-engineering of most of the operations to conform to the newly adopted systems. It is on this background that the National Assembly seeks to conduct the seminar to offer an in-depth and comparative analysis of parliamentary and governance systems. “I wish to encourage all Members to make time and attend this seminar as it will be crucial for them to appraise themselves with the trends within the Commonwealth jurisdiction.”, noted Speaker Muturi in a communication to the House inviting Members to the event.

The forum will also put in focus conversations around the role of Parliament in the Budget Making Process, the person of the Member of Parliament and their place in the society, as well as how the National Assembly can develop strong working relationships with the Senate and other arms of government without compromising its independence. In a bid to promote a bipartisan approach to parliamentary business and close ranks among both the majority and the minority, the program has slotted in a session on “Striking an optimal balance between the Welfare of the Nation and Routine Politics”.

The Post- Election Seminar whose guest Speakers will be the Rt. Hon. Justice (Dr.) Patrick Matibini, SC, MP, the Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia and will be graced by Mr. Karimulla Akbar Khan, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, commences on Sunday, 4th March, 2018 and runs up to Thursday, 8th March, 2018, at the Pride-Inn Paradise Hotel, in Mombasa County.


Tentative Programme and Concept Note attached below.



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