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BRIEF ON PREPARATIONS FOR THE FIRST SITTING AND INDUCTION FOR MEMBERS-ELECT OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Members of the 12th Parliament have been elected in the just concluded General Election held on 8th August, 2017. In the National Assembly, 289 Members were elected by voters of single member constituencies while 47 women were elected by voters of each of the counties, each constituting a single member constituency. The parliamentary election in one constituency was deferred, following the passing-on of one of the candidates.

12 Members will be nominated by parliamentary political parties according to their proportion of members of the National Assembly, to represent special interests including the youth, persons with disabilities and workers, to bring the total House Membership to 349 excluding the Speaker, who is an ex officio Member.

As at now, approximately 141 of Members who were in the 11th Parliament were re-elected into the 12th Parliament. In addition, about 13 Members who served in previous Parliaments were also re-elected into the August House. Out of the 289 Members elected by voters of single member constituencies, a total of 23 are women.

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. In this regard, arrangements are ongoing for the first sitting to take place where Members will 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.

Arrangements are also ongoing for familiarization sessions and induction programmes, whose schedules will be made available in due course.

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