The Kenyan Parliament has this year made headlines majorly for the wrong reasons.
Key to note was the activities which unfolded when Parliament passed amendments to the Finance Act which ushered high fuel prices.
The House was also awash with claims of open bribery in the sugar probe. This saw male MPs visiting ladies’ toilets to ascertain the truth on the claims.
In July 2017, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi warned MPs against misconduct during committee sessions.
This followed claims of bribery and concerns by Majority Leader Aden Duale that their conduct is inappropriate.
MPs had been accused of jumping into matters under probe, either by the EACC or the DCI, with the aim of seeking favours.
Even at this, the august house certainly carried out some meaningful business. The following are Bills Passed by Parliament and Assented to by the President.
- The Division of Revenue Bill, 2018;
- The Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2018;
- The Equalization Fund Appropriation Bill, 2018;
- The Public Trustee (Amendment) Bill, 2017;
- The Kenya Coast Guard Service Bill, 2017;
- The Finance Bill, 2018;
- The Supplementary Appropriation (No. 2) Bill, 2018;
- The Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Bill, 2017;
- The Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018;
- The Appropriation Bill, 2018;
- The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Bill, 2017 (NA Bill No. 44 of 2017).