Swearing in of Senators and MPs take place

The 13th Parliament [ Photo: The Conversation]

The swearing in of Senators and MPs-elect has taken place today at both houses of parliament – the Senate and the National Assembly.

This is as the 13th parliament held its first sitting following a gazette notice issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Among senators who’ve already been sworn in are Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot, Nakuru’s Tabitha Karanja, UDA nominated Senator Karen Nyamu and Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina.

Those who’ve taken oath of office at the National Assembly include; Laikipia East MP Kiunjuri Mwangi, Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama, Nominated MP-Sabina Chege,  Junet Mohamed of Suna East, Mishi Mboko of Likoni and Garissa Township MP Aden Duale.

The National Assembly has 349 MPs and 12 nominated members of parliament while the Senate has 47 members and 20 nominated Senators.

Acting Clerk of the National Assembly Serah Kioko made history as the first woman in Kenya to swear in MPs.

“I will now proceed to lay on the table of the house a list of the names of persons elected as members to the National Assembly as published in the Kenyan Gazette by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission,” said Kioko.

The House Clerk is the administrative and procedural head of the National Assembly and oversees the day-to-day operations of the House.

The supreme law gives the Clerk of the National Assembly sole powers to administer the oath of office to the newly elected MPs.

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