Posts Tagged “National Assembly”

Taking responsibility: Likoni Member of Parliament owns up to the Ksh. 7 million toilet project

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Taking responsibility: Likoni Member of Parliament owns up to the Ksh. 7 million toilet project

From a local university purchasing 4 TV sets for an approximate Ksh.4.5 Million to a Ksh. 7 million toilets project by Likoni Member of Parliament. Likoni Member of the National Assembly Mishi Mboko has finally spoken out over Ksh7 million disputed toilets expenditure that rocked her constituency. Speaking at Shikaadabu Primary School on Sunday where she commissioned…

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Amina on spot over book supply row

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Amina on spot over book supply row

National Assembly has summoned Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed to shed light on claims that merchants are oversupplying textbooks to secondary schools. The National Assembly’s Education Committee chaired by Tinderet MP Julius Melly held a meeting and resolved to summon Ms Mohamed, who will also be expected to explain congestion in schools and delayed release…

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Corruption Diaries: Mombasa based University spent an inflated 4.5 million to acquire 4 TV sets

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Corruption Diaries: Mombasa based University spent an inflated 4.5 million to acquire 4 TV sets

Auditor General Edward Ouko has questioned how the Technical University of Mombasa spent Sh4.5 million to buy five TV sets. In his 2017-18 report, Ouko exposed what could be one of the stinking rot on how state-funded institutions misuse public money in questionable spendings. This means the university spent close to a million shillings to…

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How National Assembly is planing to rescue the troubled IEBC

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How National Assembly is planing to rescue the troubled IEBC

The National Assembly of Kenya is planning to offer support to the Wafula Chebukati-led Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Through his official twitter account, the National Assembly Majority leader noted that the assembly was aware of the challenges faced by the commision. He disclosed that the legislature will be offering support to strengthen the Commission…

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Moses Kuria: with Duale in office, my bills won’t pass

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Moses Kuria: with Duale in office, my bills won’t pass

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has said if the Leader of majority Aden Duale continues to occupy his office, his (Kuria’s) bills won’t see light of the day. Mr Kuria claims their difference trace back to 2014, Kuria who has differed with Duale on several occasions claimed his efforts at making Kenya a better nation…

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What to Expect from Parliament as it Resume Sittings

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What to Expect from Parliament as it Resume Sittings

There is more to expect from the National Assembly and Senate as they resume sittings this Tuesday for the third session after the 2017 general elections. The two houses resume their sittings after a month-long Christmas recess. The expectations from Kenyans are much more from the legislators including Statistics bill, which is awaiting publication. The…

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How Uhuru’s impeachment talks filled Parliament’s tray

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How Uhuru’s impeachment talks filled Parliament’s tray

A bid to impeach President Uhuru Kenyatta may be difficult given the high threshold needed for such a Motion to be successful. Yesterday, MPs and constitutional lawyers explained that political wrangling could not be fronted as ground for impeachment. The President has to be guilty of gross violation of the Constitution, or commit a serious…

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Major scams that showed lack of integrity in Kenyan parliament

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Major scams that showed lack of integrity in Kenyan parliament

Lawmakers have the mandate to oversight the government and represent constituents, a role that requires the highest level of integrity, but do they? The honourable members were engulfed in alleged bribery schemes involving millions of shillings in betrayal of public trust and confidence. It was claimed lawmakers were extorting money from influential figures under probe…

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Attorney general saves Mombasa cement from MPs over land deal

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Attorney general saves Mombasa cement from MPs over land deal

Attorney-General Paul Kihara Kariuki has opposed National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi’s application to strike out a cement manufacturer’s petition seeking to block a House report on land. The AG argues that it is necessary to for the court to determine ownership of the parcel of land and constitutional issues in the suit since a dismissal…

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‘Drinkcember’!! Kenyan Mps succumb to the pressure of Wanjiku

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‘Drinkcember’!! Kenyan Mps succumb to the pressure of Wanjiku

Are justified to pass Parliamentary Service Bill, 2018? After President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed to scuttle plans by Members of Parliament to enhance their perks, the National Assembly has delayed the passage of Parliamentary Service Bill, 2018 that seeks to enhance the perks that members of parliament get. The National Assembly had plans to pass bill by…

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“Slay Queens” delayed!! Is Duale sponsored Gender Bill that hopeless and helpless??

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“Slay Queens” delayed!! Is Duale sponsored Gender Bill that hopeless and helpless??

The Two-Thirds Gender Bill which was described as a means for “Slay Queens” to join parliament without working hard has hit a dead end. The gender bill, which seeks to amend the Constitution to provide for the special nomination seats for women to bridge the gender gap in Parliament,has been postponed to a later date…

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Why the two thirds gender rule may never see the light of day

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Why the two thirds gender rule may never see the light of day

  Hope is slowly fading away for women in government as the Gender Bill debate takes a different turn. Women around the country were hoping that the National Assembly would stand up for them and gave the two thirds gender rule Bill passed but it now seems like that was a far-fetched dream. The National…

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MPs vow to pass bill catering for their second wives within seven days

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MPs vow to pass bill catering for their second wives within seven days

What we elect our leaders to do and what they end up doing will always shock Kenyans. They stand for the mwananchi while campaigning but fight for their own luxurious lifestyle once elected. In a move that is disappointing but not new to Kenyans, our lawmakers want an expanded medical cover to include any second wives,…

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Aden Duale sponsored Bill and why Ruto wants MPs to support it

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Aden Duale sponsored Bill and why Ruto wants MPs to support it

In august ,female legislators adopted a new tactic that they hoped will see parliament pass the controversial two-third-gender rule. The lawmakers decided to wear white head-scarfs every Wednesday afternoon, until the National Assembly passed the crucial legislation. Over 40 female legislators caused a stir in the floor of the house after they walked to the…

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Relax: Government pulls surprise to contractors with poor track records

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Relax: Government pulls surprise to contractors with poor track records

A parliamentary committee has directed Public Works Cabinet Secretary (CS) to identify contractors with poor track records and blacklist them from being awarded national or county government contracts. The National Assembly Public Accounts Committee also wants the CS to maintain a data base on the performance of contractors and the same made public to enable…

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A boiling Muturi Will End Up “Slapping” Cabinet Secretaries if they Don’t Change

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A boiling Muturi Will End Up “Slapping” Cabinet Secretaries if they Don’t Change

A battle of Supremacy is brewing between President Uhuru’s cabinet secretaries and the members of Parliament and it might get even more messy if speaker Justin Muturi’s latest remarks are anything to go by. The issue of cabinet secretaries ignoring Parliamentary committee summons has become a pain in the neck of MPs who decided to…

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Aden Duale’s Love For Women that Will Cost Taxpayers Millions

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Aden Duale’s Love For Women that Will Cost Taxpayers Millions

Majority Leader Aden Duale is a man on a mission. A mission to increase the number of women in the Kenyan National Assembly. Is the majority leader in his right senses? Does he not see the already huge wage bill that Kenyans already have to bear? That aside, Duale’s new proposal to increase the number…

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Two-Thirds gender rule in parliament to stir reactions as debate kicks off

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Two-Thirds gender rule in parliament to stir reactions as debate kicks off

Do you remember female legislators walking to parliament with white head gears? Their efforts to have a two-thirds gender rule could have just started bearing fruits! Members of Parliament will today start debating on a Bill to increase the number of women parliamentarians. The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2018, sponsored by National Assembly Majority…

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Comments on male circumcision made by Sabina Chege: ‘Angers’ Duale

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Comments on male circumcision made by Sabina Chege: ‘Angers’ Duale

There was a standoff during Thursday’s parliamentary session after Murang’a Women Representative Sabina Chege made comments on male circumcision that did not go well with National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale. Chege, who is the Chair of the House committee on health, was tabling guidelines on the amounts that should be charged on male circumcision…

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Richard Quest Requested to Visit the Hyenas at Kenya’s Parliament

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Richard Quest Requested to Visit the Hyenas at Kenya’s Parliament

From having breakfast with Giraffes, to indepth interviews in the country, Richard Quest has shown that he has not only blended easily with the Kenyan people, he has also demonstrated his love for the country. Quest has visited various magical places and interacted with the Kenyan People. He has been amused by the wildlife in…

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Fruits of Handshake? John Mbadi in Line for Prestigious Presidential Award

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Fruits of Handshake? John Mbadi in Line for Prestigious Presidential Award

National assembly minority leader John Mbadi, is in line to receive a honorary award during this year’s Jamhuri Day celebrations. Although it is not clear why the the Suba South MP will be awarded, most people suspect it has something to do with his efforts to ensure the controversial Finance Bill 2018, which imposed an…

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Facts behind Chris Wamalwa’s election date bill flop

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Facts behind Chris Wamalwa’s election date bill flop

In March, Kiminini Member of Parliament Hon Chris Wamalwa introduced a bill in the parliament to have the election date changed from August to December. The bill was scheduled to be voted for on Wednesday October 10, 2018 but it had to be postponed to the Wednesday of October 17, 2018 due to the fixing…

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National assembly fail to shift the general Election date

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National assembly fail to shift the general Election date

The National Assembly was set to vote on a proposal to change the date of the General Election. The Bill moved by Chris Wamalwa Kiminini Mp was looking forward to garner two thirds votes support which is 233 members of parliament to move the election date from 2nd Tuesday of August every 5 years to…

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An inside Look Into Kenya’s Cancerous National Assembly

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An inside Look Into Kenya’s Cancerous National Assembly

A number of Kenyan legislators may be actually suffering in silence as they try deal with the deadly Cancer disease. Juja Mp, Francis Waititu revealed shocking details about the health of our members of parliament. According to Waititu, around 63 members of parliament are suffering from Cancer. “The situation is serious. We have for example…

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After passing Finance bill, will they pass Marijuana Control bill?

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After passing Finance bill, will they pass Marijuana Control bill?

Members of the National Assembly are expected to resume their sittings Tuesday afternoon after a one-month recess. It is the first time the House will be sitting since the acrimonious debate on the 2018 Finance Bill. The sitting will also see the re-introduction of Question Time where MPs will be given opportunity to ask brief…

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Kenyans angered by NASA betrayal react strongly

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Kenyans angered by NASA betrayal react strongly

NASA PG meeting chaired by ODM Leader Raila Odinga resolves to support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s proposal to lower fuel tax for a period of one year after which it should be scrapped. Says that GoK must in that year put measures for the country to live within its means. — Oliver Mathenge (@OliverMathenge) September 18,…

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