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PUBLIC HEARINGS AND RECEIPT OF MEMORANDA

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, National Assembly Bills No. 39 of 2017

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, National Assembly Bills No. 39 of 2017 was read a First Time on Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 and committed to the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017 for consideration pursuant to standing order 134 of the Senate Standing Orders.

The Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Justin Muturi hosts Parliamentary Delegation from the Islamic Parliament of Iran.

The Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Justin Muturi, this afternoon met with the Parliamentary Delegation from the Islamic Parliament of Iran led by the chairman HE Ahmad Salek Kashani and MPs the Islamic Parliament of Iran who are Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Culture. The Islamic Republic of Iran Ambassador to Kenya HE (Dr) Hadi Farajvan and the Embassy's Counsellor for Culture Mr. Mahmoud Majlesain accompanied the delegation.

The Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Justin Muturi hosts the Arab's Parliament Special Envoy, Hon. Soufien Toubal.

The Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Justin Muturi, earlier this morning had a fruitful meeting with the Special Envoy of the Arab Parliament Hon. Soufien Toubal who delivered a message of goodwill from President of the Arab Parliament H.E. (Dr) Mishal F. Sulami.

The Speaker and the envoy reiterated the need for further engagement between the Arab Parliament and the PAN - African Parliament, and further suggested stronger ties between the Kenyan Parliament and the Tunisian Parliament, where Hon. Soufien Toubal comes from.

The Joint Select Committee on Election-Related Laws Public Hearings

The Joint Select Committee on Election-Related Laws has commenced Public Hearings in regards to the two Bills that are currently before the two Houses.

The committee co-chaired by Baringo North MP, Hon. William Cheptumo and Isiolo Senator, Sen. Fatuma Dullo has been conducting hearings in accordance with Article 118, that provides for public participation in the Legislative Process.