Tag: PARLIAMENT OF KENYA

Developing Story: COVID-19 and Parliaments

(Written on 22 March. Last Update on 23 March) News reached the world on December 31 last year that in China’s Wuhan port city there were cases of “unusual pneumonia”. The Coronavirus or COVID-19 was unknown then. We all thought it was insignificant and brief. We were all wrong. And

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,

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,

Prayers in Standing Orders: A Few Thoughts

MY FASCINATION with prayers in Standing Orders was piqued as I was re-reading the prayers that are in the Standing Orders of both the National Assembly and the Senate. I noticed some slight differences in the prayers of both House. I will point them out shortly. I then asked myself

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bills- “Minor amendments”, you say?

Introduction Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill (or omnibus bills as referred to in other jurisdictions) is a type of a Bill that contains amendments to  several Acts of Parliament. Traditionally, these amendments originate from the Executive through the Office of the Attorney General. They ordinarily contain minor amendments to various Acts of

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