Tag: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Bill Digest: The National Health Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021

About the Bill The National Health Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (National Assembly Bill No. 21 of 2021) is a National Assembly Bill that is currently before the Senate. It is sponsored by the Leader of Majority Party of the National Assembly. The Bill was published on 11th May, 2021

Bill Digest: The Sacco Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2021

About the Bill The Sacco Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (National Assembly Bills No. 55 of 2021) is a Bill sponsored by the Leader of Majority Party. The Bill seeks to amend the Sacco Societies Act (No. 14 of 2008) by providing for the usage of ICT in collecting and receiving

The “Concurrence Case” (or the “Bills Concerning County Governments” Case)

On 29th October 2020, the High Court, in a Judgement delivered by Jairus Ngaah, Anthony Ndung’u Kimani and Teresia Mumbua Matheka, JJ, declared 23 Acts of Parliament unconstitutional for being passed by the National Assembly without Senate’s participation. The brief facts of the Senate of the Republic of Kenya &

Wish to Send Comments on a Bill? Here’s How.

One of the frequently asked questions I receive is a sample template of submission on a Bill that is to be submitted to Parliament. This post answers that question. An advertisement would have been placed in a newspaper for you to submit a memorandum on a Bill. The deadline would

The House launches key documents and live broadcast of committee proceedings

The National Assembly of Kenya has launched the Committee Chairpersons’ Manual, the Annual Performance Reports of the Committees of the National Assembly, the Swahili Version of the Standing Orders of the National Assembly, and live broadcast of committee proceedings. The event dubbed the Parliamentary Forum for Committees of the National

The Sub Judice Rule in Parliamentary Context

    Sub judice rule defined The term sub judice is derived from the Latin phrase adhuc sub judice li est, which means “the matter is still under consideration”. Black’s Law Dictionary further defines the term as “before the Court or Judge for determination”. However, in the context of Parliament,

Audio- Utunzi wa Sheria Bungeni

Image credit: Erasmus Student Network Oulu   This blog is built on the promise that all our readers should be able to access its content. Towards this, as you might have realized, we have ensured that almost all of the blog-posts have audio recordings below them. This is to make

Audio- Chapter eight of the Constitution of Kenya (Legislature)

Image credit: Kenya Law   This is an audio recording of Chapter Eight of the Constitution of Kenya on the legislature. The text of the Constitution is freely available on the Kenya Law website. This chapter has six parts. Part 1 is on the establishment and role of Parliament. Part

How much do you know about National Assembly’s Committees?

Image credit: Psoda   Introduction In this post, I list the Committees of the National Assembly of Kenya. You will note that broadly speaking, they are divided into three: Departmental Committees, Select Committees and Housekeeping Committees. They are various classifications, for instance, the Public Investments Committee, the Public Accounts Committee,