In response to COVID-19, the New Zealand Parliament enacted the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Act 2020 on March 25. The legislation was assented to on the same day. The COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Bill 2020 (at it was then) was a Government Bill sponsored by Hon.
It has been reported that the White House and Senate leaders struck a major deal early Wednesday morning over a $2-trillion relief package to help the American people stay afloat amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate is scheduled to debate the Bill today. The Bill is accessible here. The US
In our previous post, we informed you of the impact that the COVID-19 virus has had on parliaments around the word. Most parliaments have either adjourned their sittings until further notice or continued with their business but with precautionary measures put in place. In this post, we bring you news
(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 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 year 2018 saw publication of notable books in the parliamentary circles. In this post, I share with you the ones that I came across. If you know of more, please let me know in the comments section. # 1 The Power of Politicians by Frances D’Souza and Tessa Jowell,
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
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,
ON 30TH AUGUST 2018, HONOURABLE SHAKEEL SHABBIR, the Member for Kisumu East Constituency, brought laughter to the National Assembly by donning what he called an Islamic hat from Mauritius. This is an excerpt from the Hansard of that day: Honourable (Ms.) Odhiambo-Mabona (Suba North, ODM): Thank you, Honourable Deputy Speaker
First, let me say that I was thrilled to see a revamped Parliament of Kenya Website. The notable features I saw were that it is now easier to navigate the website and access information on both Houses. The You Tube Channels for both Houses are now embedded on the website.