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Bureau of Speakers of EAC endorse Kenya’s Bid to Host EAPI

_JUBA, South Sudan | 21st September_ – The Bureau of Speakers of the East African Community has today endorsed Kenya’s bid to host the East African Parliamentary Institute (EAPI).

While advancing Kenya’s proposal to host EAPI, at the 12th Meeting of the Bureau, Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon Justin Muturi and Speaker of the Senate, Rt. Hon Kenneth Lusaka noted that Kenya is best placed to host the institute.

Hon. Samuel Chepkonga Sworn in as Member of the Parliamentary Service Commission.

Immediate former Ainabkoi MP Hon. Samuel Chepkonga, was this morning sworn in as a member of the Parliamentary Service Commission at a ceremony witnessed by Speaker of the National Assembly, who is also the PSC Chairman, Hon. Justin Muturi.

Hon. Chepkonga was picked after interviews conducted by the commission to fill a position that requires representation of a non- Member of Parliament as per the Constitution. He joins Dr. Lorna Mumelo who represents the other gender as a non Member of Parliament Commissioner, as well.

The Finance Bill, 2018 Referred back to the National Assembly by H.E. the President

On August 30, 2018, the National Assembly passed the Finance Bill, 2018.  Thereafter, the Bill was presented for Assent to H.E. the President in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and the National Assembly Standing Orders. However, H. E. the President, by way of a Memorandum, has since referred the Bill back to the National Assembly for reconsideration, pursuant to the provisions of Article 115(1)(b) of the Constitution.

H.E. the President has expressed reservations on—