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Status of Constitutional Bills Due for Passage By Parliament

Source: CIC

The CIC is mandated by the Constitution to oversee the preparation of Bills that are required to implement the Constitution of Kenya 2010. The Constitution sets out timelines for the passage of the Bills and requires that all Bills must either be passed within those timelines ort Parliament must extend the time for passage by a 2/3rds majority vote.

In the interest of public information CIC hereby gives the status of the Bills that are due for passage by Parliament. In the view of the Commission all institutions responsible for preparing the Laws listed in schedule 4 which include the Executive, the Attorney General the Kenya Law Reform Commission and the CIC must redouble their efforts to ensure that all Bills are prepared and concluded early enough to give Parliament sufficient time to consider and pass them into law.

As indicated in the matrix below it is the view of CIC that other than the Public Audit Bill and the Public Procurement and Disposal Bill all other Bills can be concluded within the timelines set out by the Constitution.

ARTICLE AND BILL DATE RECEIVED BY CIC DATE RELEASED TO AG FOR CABINET APPROVAL AND PUBLICATION REMARKS
Article 47: Fair Administrative Action Bill 25th April 2014 26th June 2014 The AG should publish this Bill urgently. No reason to seek extension. Issues in Bill fairly straightforward.
Art 51: Persons Deprived of Liberty Bill 15th April 2014 27th June 2014 The AG should publish this Bill urgently. Issues in Bill seek to formalize prison reforms. Again, no need for extension. These issues already adopted in policy
Art 72: Environment Management Coordination (amendment) Bill 28th March 2014 3rd July 2014 The AG should publish this Bill urgently. No reason to seek extension. Issues in Bill fairly straightforward.
Art 226: Public Audit Bill 3rd July 2014 13th August 2014 The AG should publish this Bill urgently. Extension can be sought. There are few new issues in the Bill that MPs need to be aware of and adopt
Art 227: Public Procurement and Disposal Bill 10th July 2014 Bill still under review by CIC including analyzing extensive views from County governments, Youth and other persons traditionally locked out of public procurement We have asked for extension of time due to complexity of the matters involved

 

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