Month: August 2018

50 Common Parliamentary Terms Translated into Kiswahili – Part 1

Below is a list of terms that you might encounter in parliamentary circles that has been translated into Kiswahili: National Assembly- Bunge la Taifa Senate- Seneti Bill- Mswada Amendment- Marekebisho ya Sheria Article 62 of the Constitution- Ibara ya 62 ya Katiba First Reading of the Bill- Mswada kusomwa mara

Five Common Mistakes Petitioners Make in their Petition to Parliament

A few weeks ago, I wrote in another forum that of all the tools that lie at the disposal of the Kenyan citizen, I think the most progressive is one that enables one to petition Parliament on any matter that falls within Parliament’s mandate. I wrote that the form of

Nine selected Bills before the Parliament of Canada

Below is a summary of nine selected Bills pending before the Parliament of Canada (either the Commons or Senate). The comprehensive list can be accessed from their website here. I noticed something interesting about how they name their Bills. They use numbers and the prefixes S or C stand for

What happens when Tom’s Ball is to be repaired in the Senate?

This part of Tom’s village in the upstream is called the Senate. If it happens that the making of Tom’s Ball concerns the upstream government, then the Ball would be sent to the Senate so that they too can have their equivalent of Tom’s mama chama members to say something

The Law Making Process in Kenya in Plain English

Then when they have done this, they have another stage where they say, we move that the Ball Bill be read a Third Time. Funny, right? And then friends who love Tom would say, we love you Tom, we love your ball while Tom’s enemies would say, Tom, your ball

Seven Selected Bills before the UK Parliament (2017-2018)

  The Bills before the UK Parliament (either Commons or Lords) 2017-2019 are comprehensively listed on UK Parliament’s website. The list below is a select few that caught our attention. #1 Certificate of Loss Bill The Bill seeks to make provision for a certificate to be issued to mothers in