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The unicameral National Assembly of Kenyamarker is the country's legislative body.

The current National Assembly has a total of 224 members. 210 members are directly elected in single member constituencies using the simple majority (or First-past-the-post) system. 12 members are appointed and two members (the Speaker and Attorney-general) are ex-officio.


The procedure of the House provide for the formation of four kinds of Committees;Committees of the Whole House; Standing Committees; Ad hoc Select Committees; andDepartmental Committees;

Committees of the WholehouseThere are three types of Committees of the Whole House.Committee of the Whole House on Committee stage of a Bill

  • On a bill being given a Second Reading, it stands committed to the Committee of the Whole House, unless the House resolves to commit it to an Ad hoc Select Committee.Committee of the Whole House on the Budget
  • Following the laying of annual or supplementary estimates of government expenditure before the House, and the budget speech by the Minister for Finance, the Committees of Ways and Means; and of Supply deliberate on them in sequence. Both Committee are of the Whole House.

The Committee of Ways and MeansConfines itself to deliberation on the processes suggested by the Minister for Finance toraise funds to foot the budget for ‘he particular Fiscal Year. These deliberations are supposedto last three days.

Committee of SupplyConfines itself to deliberation on the distribution of funds to be raised in the Committee ofWays and Means to the various Ministries ano’ Departments; this Committee does thedistributions within the twenty allotted days before October 31, each Calendar year.

Standing CommitteesMay also be known as Sessional Committees, and consist of a minimum of five and amaximum of twenty Members nominated by the House Business Committee and appointedby the House, on a motion moved by the Leader of Govemment Business. The businesscarried out by the current eight Standing Committees is either routine and/or in-house. Thelifespan of the membership of these Committees coincides with that of a Session. TheCommittees falling under this category are:-

  • House Business Committee:- prepares and manages the programme of the business of the House on a weekly basis.
  • Estimates Committee:- was deleted on November 10 1 997.
  • Public Accounts Committee:- examines reports by the Controller and Auditor-General on Central Government expenditure and fund accounts;
  • Public Investments Committee:- examines reports by the Auditor-General (Corporations) on accounts of state corporations;
  • Speaker’s Committee:- examines matters relating to the welfare of Members and staff of the National Assembly;
  • Standing Orders Committee:- examines matters relating to and makes periodic reviews of the Standing Orders as necessary
  • Liaison Committee:- examines and co-ordinates matters relating to operations of the Departmental Committees; and
  • Powers and Privileges Committee:- is established under the National Assembly (Powers and Privileges) Act, (Cap 6, Laws of Kenya), and deals with issues regarding privileges of the House, Members and staff.

AD HOC Select CommitteesThese are appointed by the House as and whenever the need arises to investigate, studyand make recommendations on certain specific matters and issues for consideration by theHouse.


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