, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 26 – The National Assembly resumes sittings Tuesday afternoon after a weeklong recess with a full in-tray, which includes approval of the Supplementary Estimates for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to conduct the October 26 fresh presidential poll and formation of various House Committees among others.
MPs, who were away attending a weeklong induction workshop, will however first embark on approving seven names proposed by the Jubilee Party to be members of the Selection Committee, which nominates members to sit on the various House Committees.
The Jubilee Party has nominated Jimmy Angwenyi, Benjamin Washiali, Jude Njomo, Naisula Lesuuda, Khatib Mwashetani, Ruweida Mohamed Obo, David Pkosing, David ole Sankok, William Chepkut, Sophia Abdi Noor, John Kiarie, and Korei Lemein to the Selection Committee which should be appointed within 10 days on assembly of a new House.
The National Super Alliance (NASA) is yet to submit its members to the 14-member team that is charged with nominating members to serve in House Departmental and Standing Committees.
House Majority Leader Aden Duale is expected to table a Sh45 billion Supplementary Budget which was approved by the Cabinet last week, which includes the Sh10 billion allocated for financing the fresh presidential poll, while Sh25 billion will fund the anticipated Free Day Secondary Education set to commence in January next year.
The Cabinet also allocated Sh6.5 billion to Kenyans aged 70 and above under the enhanced Inua Jamii programme.
Although Kenya lost the rights to host the 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN), MPs are expected to approve the Cabinet’s allocation of Sh4.2 billion which the Ministry of Sports had earmarked for renovation and refurbishment of five stadia which were to host the continental tourney.
The Moi International Sports Centre, Nyayo National Stadium, Meru’s Kinoru Stadium, Eldoret’s Kipchoge Keino Stadium and Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos were to be used as venues.
The Cabinet has also allocated Sh1.9 billion which will be used to settle the last batch of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).