BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,24TH AUG 2017-The two houses ,the National Assembly and the Senate are set to have their maiden sittings next Thursday after President Uhuru Kenyatta gazetted the date.
The just concluded August 8 elections so National Assembly a total of 288 Members elected while 47 women were elected by voters of each of the counties, each constituting a single member constituency .
National Assembly Clerk Michael Sialai says Article 126(2) of the Constitution provides that the first sitting of a newly elected House shall take place not more than thirty days after the election.
The first sitting will also provide a platform for Members to be sworn into office and thereafter elect the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker.
Article 74 of the Constitution provides that no person shall assume or perform any functions of the office of a Member before taking and subscribing to the Oath or Affirmation of Office.