Parliament to resume Tuesday following month long recess

May 9, 2017 9:10 am
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State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu said Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich is working on the Bill which is expected to reduce the prices of basic commodities like maize and sugar/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 9 – Parliament is set to resume sittings Tuesday after a month long recess.

In accordance with its Sessional Calendar, the recess was meant to provide Members of Parliament an opportunity to attend to constituency matters, and also participate in the respective political party primaries.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday said the government will largely rely on Parliament to pass a Supplementary Bill that will help bring down the high cost of living.

State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu said Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich is working on the Bill which is expected to reduce the prices of basic commodities like maize and sugar.

Also coming before the House as one of the top agenda items is the Bill to amend the Constitution to actualize the two-third gender rule.

The Bill which has faced rejection several times in Parliament is aimed at ensuring that no more than two-thirds of MPs are of one gender.

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale who is spearheading the Bill has already pledged to ensure the law passes once sittings resumes.

The Bill will guide implementation of the two-thirds requirement in the National Assembly and Senate membership and other elected and appointed government positions.

It will also see an increase in the number of special seats in Parliament.

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