President Ruto to address the 13th Parliament

President William Ruto will address a joint sitting of Bicameral House on Thursday 29th of September, as the 13th Parliament opens.

In a state, National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula and his Senate Counterpart Amason Kingi say the President will preside over the opening of the two houses.

According to the Constitution, the President is required to address the opening of each newly elected Parliament.

“Following a notification by  the President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defense Forces,William Ruto, the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Speaker of the Senate have scheduled a joint sitting of the Houses of Parliament to take place on Thursday, 29th September, 2022 commencing at 2.30 pm for purposes of opening of the 13th Parliament,” reads part of the notice.

The statement also noted that under the Article 132(1) of the Constitution, Standing Order 22(2) of the National Assembly Standing Orders and Standing Order 25(2) of the Senate Standing Orders, require the Speakers of the Houses of Parliament to notify Members of the place, date and time of a joint sitting of the Houses of Parliament.

“All Members of Parliament and the general public are notified that the opening of the 13th Parliament shall be held in the National Assembly Chamber, main Parliament Buildings, Nairobi, on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 2.30 pm.”

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