The National Assembly Resumes Business

//The National Assembly Resumes Business

The National Assembly Resumes Business

The House is expected to resume its sittings on Tuesday, 9th June, 2015. The recess is envisaged to enable Committees consider the Budget Estimates for Financial Year 2015/2016 ahead of their approval by the House later in June.

Some of the key Business considered and concluded during the First Part of the Third Session (Tuesday 10th February to Thursday 30th April, 2015) include:-

(a) Bills

1. The Protection Against Domestic Violence Bill, 2013 – Passed and assented to.
2. The Alcoholic Drinks Control (Amendment) Bill, 2014 – Passed and assented to.
3. The Public Service (Values and Principles) Bill, 2014 – Passed and assented to.
4. The Public Procurement and Disposal (Amendment) Bill, 2013. -Passed and presented for assent.
5. The Central Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2014. – Passed and presented for assent.
6. The Retirement Benefits (Deputy President and Designated State Officers) Bill, 2013 – Passed and presented for assent.
7. The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Bill, 2014 – Passed and forwarded to the Senate for consideration.
8. The Public Audit Bill, 2014 – Passed and forwarded to the Senate for consideration.
9. The Persons with Disabilities (Amendment) Bill, 2013 – Passed and forwarded to the Senate for consideration.
10. The Climate Change Bill, 2014 – Passed and forwarded to the Senate for consideration.
11. The Order of Precedence and Titles Bill, 2014 – Passed and forwarded to the Senate for consideration.
12. The Division of Revenue Bill, 2015 – Passed and forwarded to the Senate for consideration. Senate amendments rejected, Bill referred a Mediation Committee.
13. The Fair Administrative Action Bill, 2015 – Passed and forwarded to the Senate for consideration.
14. The Environmental Management and Coordination (Amendment) Bill, 2014. – Senate amendments rejected, Bill referred to a Mediation Committee.

(b) Committee Reports

1. The Public Investments Committee Special Report on the Procurement Process of the Kenya Pipeline Company Ltd Line 1 Capacity Enhancement Project (Mombasa–Nairobi pipeline).
2. The Report of the Fifth Ordinary Session of the Pan-African Parliament and the Annual Speakers’ Conference (2014), together with the revised protocol to the Constitutive Act relating to the Pan-African Parliament.
3. The Public Investments Committee Special Report on the Recapitalization and Balance Sheet Restructuring of Telkom Kenya Limited.
4. The Report of the Departmental Committee on Labour and Social Welfare on the Petition for Removal of the Chairperson of the National Gender and Equality Commission with findings that the Petition did not disclose sufficient grounds for the removal of the Chairperson of National Gender and Equality Commission.
5. The Report of the Departmental Committee on Finance, Planning and Trade on the Privatization of the Public Sector Owned/Controlled Sugar Companies (Nzoia Sugar Company, Nyanza Sugar Company, Chemilil Sugar Company, Muhoroni Sugar Company and Miwani Sugar Company).
6. The Report of the Departmental Committee on Education, Research and Technology on the vetting and appointment of the following members to the Teachers Service Commission: Messrs. Mbarak Said Twahir (PWD); Kinoti Imanyara; Tache Bonsa Gollo; Albert Fred Ekirapa; and Mrs. Beatrice Marembo Adu.
7. The Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the Appropriations Account, other Public Accounts and the Accounts for the Funds of the Government of Kenya for the Financial Year 2010/2011.
8. The Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the Appropriations Account, other Public Accounts and the Accounts for the Funds of the Government of Kenya for the Financial Year 2011/2012.
9. The Report of the Public Accounts Committee on the Appropriations Account, other Public Accounts and the Accounts for the Funds of the Government of Kenya for the Financial Year2012/2013.
10. The Report of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on the Budget Policy Statement 2015.
11. The Report of the Joint Sittings of the Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security of theNational Assembly and the Standing Committee on the National Security and Foreign Relations of the Senate, on the vetting and approval of the appointment of Mr. Joseph Kipchirchir Boinnet as the Inspector-General of the National Police Service.
12. The Report of the Departmental Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs on the vetting and rejection of the appointment of Dr. Samuel Njuguna Kabue as a Commissioner to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights.
13. The Report of the Departmental Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations on the vetting and approval for the appointment of Major General (Rtd) Lucas K. Tumbo as Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Somalia.
14. The Second Report of the Committee of Privileges on alleged breach of Privilege and/or Code of Conduct by the Membership of Public Accounts Committee (Volume 1).
15. The Report of the Departmental Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs on the vetting and approval of the appointment of Mr. Kipng’etich Arap Korir Bett, and Mrs.Winfred Waceka Guchu as Commissioners to the Judicial Service Commission.
16. The Report of the Departmental Committee on Transport, Public Works & Housing on its consideration of Eight International Conventions and Protocols relating to the Maritime Industry and approval of their ratification pursuant to Section 8 of the Treaty Making and Ratification Act, 2012.
17. The Report of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on the Message from the Senate on the Division of Revenue Bill, 2015.
18. The Report of the Departmental Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs on the Petition for Removal of Mr. Mumo Matemu and Ms. Irene Keino as Commissioners of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
19. The Report of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on the First Supplementary Budget for the 2014/2015 Financial Year.

(c) Motions

1. Motion resolving that the Government shifts its attention from the development of nuclear energy and instead invests in the development of renewable or green energy which is safe and abundant in the Country.
2. Motion resolving that the Government ensures that compensation from the British Government goes to all affected homes and families of victims who are still alive all over the country.
3. Motion resolving that the Government through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology immediately reverts to the ranking system for national examination and specifically the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
4. Motion urging the National Council for Law Reporting to progressively translate the laws and the Constitution of Kenya into Kiswahili.
5. Motion urging the Government in conjunction with all relevant authorities, particularly, NACADA, to launch targeted campaigns in all constituencies towards safe disposal of alcohol containers as well as recycling measures and enforce all existing laws relating to safe disposal of the said containers.
6. Motion pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 24 (6), recording the thanks of the House for the exposition of public policy contained in the Address of the President delivered on Thursday, 26th March 2015, and laid on the Table of the House on Tuesday, 31st March, 2015.
7. Motion on the consideration of the Senate amendments to the Public Service (Values and Principles) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 29 of 2014).
8. Motion on the consideration of the Senate Amendments to the Environmental Management and Co-ordination (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No.31 of 2014).
9. Motion on the consideration of the Senate Amendments to the Fertilizers and Animal Foodstuffs (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 36 of 2013).

The House is expected to receive the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Bill, 2014; the Public Audit Bill, 2014; and the Fair Administrative Action Bill, 2015 from the Senate. The three (3) Bills ought to be passed by Parliament by 27th May, 2015 in accordance with Article 261 of the Constitution. This may necessitate summoning of a Special Sitting.

When the House resumes its sittings on Tuesday, 9th June, 2015, it is expected to among other key Business, consider the Report of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on the Budget Estimates for the National Government, the Judiciary, and Parliament for the Financial Year 2015/2016.

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