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Speakers of Parliament Attend Swearing in of Justice Ouko as Appellate Court President

NAIROBI, 26th June, 2018 – The Speaker of the Senate, Rt Hon Kenneth Lusaka and his counterpart in the National Assembly, Hon Justin Muturi, today attended the Swearing in and Assumption of Office of Hon Justice William Ouko, as President of the Court of Appeal.

While congratulating Hon Ouko on his election and assumption of office, Speaker Lusaka noted that Kenyans took a decisive step – close to ten years ago – when they overwhelmingly voted for the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 which bequeathed the Judiciary much needed independence.

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.

ANNUAL NATIONAL PRAYERS HELD AT SAFARI PARK HOTEL NAIROBI

The 16th Annual Kenya National Prayer Breakfast took place today at Safari Park Hotel Nairobi. The Event themed National Reconciliation was co-hosted by the Speaker of the National Assembly the Hon. Justin Muturi, EGH, MP and the Speaker of the Senate, Rt. Hon. Kenneth Lusaka EGH, and MP. The Event was graced by the President of the Republic of Kenya His Excellency, Uhuru Kenyatta CGH, the President of the Republic of Somali, His Excellency, Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed, the Deputy President His Excellency, William Ruto, EGH, and the Chief Justice Hon. David Maraga.

The National Assembly Resumes Sitting on Tuesday Next Week

The National Assembly is set to resume sittings on Tuesday next week, after a month’s hiatus, with the Consideration of the 2018/2019 Budget, forming the top of the House agenda. The House is expected to have its tray full with the debate on the State of the Nation Address, which took place just before the House went on recess, set to kick-start the plenary proceedings as provided for by the Standing Orders.

The ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly to be held in Nairobi in April 2018

The Parliament of Kenya will be hosting the 15th Regional Meeting of the African, Caribbean & Pacific-European Union (ACP-EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly (East Africa Region) in Nairobi from April 11 to 13, 2018. The meeting will convene approximately one hundred (100) Members of Parliament, drawn from fifteen East African countries within the greater African, Caribbean & Pacific Group of States, as well as the European Union (EU) Member States.