Muturi's Directive to MPs on Closing Parliament's Term

  • National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi arrives in parliament in company of a Sergeant at Arms in a past session.
    National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi arrives in parliament in company of a Sergeant at Arms in a past session.
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  • Speaker Justin Muturi has directed all Committee Chairpersons to table their respective exit reports during the sittings of the House to be held from 7th to 9th June 2022.

    In a communication to the Committee Chairpersons, Members of Parliament and the Clerk of the National Assembly were directed to issue a formal notification to all Members on the usual transition arrangements and clearance process by individual Members ahead of the end of the term of this Parliament.

    The Speaker stated that committees were obligated to table exit reports containing work they have done during the term, indicating any pending matters before them and detailing reasons for their inability to complete the work.

    National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi during a past sitting.
    National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi during a past sitting.
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    "In view of the imminent recess and the requirements of Standing Order 200A relating to Exit Reports, Committees are obligated to table exit reports containing work they have done during the term, indicating any pending matters before them and detailing reasons for inability to complete the work," the Speakers statement read.

    The Clerk of the National Assembly was also directed to issue a formal notification to all Members and clearance process by individual Members ahead of the end of the term of this Parliament.

    "This requirement also applies to the recognized Parliamentary Caucuses and Friendship Groups provided for in Standing Order 259A.

    "The 6th and final Session of the 12th Parliament is at its homestretch, with the Sine Die Recess due to commence on Friday, 10 June 2022 in accordance with the Calendar of the House,"  the statement read.

    As parliament comes to a close one of the most pressing matters raised by Garissa MP Aden Duale was for President Uhuru Kenyatta, to appoint the Secretary to the Cabinet who must be vetted and approved by the house. 

    Duale stated that the Assumption of the Office of the President Act no. 21 of 2012, clearly stipulates that the leadership of the constitutional office, is to be headed by the Secretary to the Cabinet.

    The committee is constitutionally mandated to facilitate the handing-over process from an outgoing president to the president-elect, and the provision of the security detail and security briefings to the president-elect among other key functions.

    Garissa Township MP Aden Duale addressing Garissa residents during a bursary presentation ceremony on Saturday, May 21, 2022
    Garissa Township MP Aden Duale addressing Garissa residents during a bursary presentation ceremony on Saturday, May 21, 2022
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