It is all systems go as 12th parliament set to hold first sitting next Thursday

It is all systems go as 12th parliament set to hold first sitting next Thursday

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.

 

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