11th Parliament of Kenya

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The 11th Parliament of Kenya was the meeting of the legislative branch of the national government of Kenya, which began on 28 March 2013. It is the first Parliament to incorporate the structural reforms laid out in the 2010 Constitution, the constitution re-established the Senate and increased the size of the National Assembly from 224 seats to 349 seats.

In the 2013 parliamentary elections, the Jubilee Alliance won a majority of seats in both the National Assembly and the Senate.

Major events[edit]

  • Jubilee signed post-election coalition agreements with the New Ford Kenya, Alliance Party of Kenya, Chama Cha Uzalendo, People Democratic Party, Ford People, and Kenya African National Union.[1] Reports indicate that there are currently 212 Members of the National Assembly who have agreed to work with the Jubilee Alliance.[2]
  • On 1 March 2013, the Salaries and Remuneration Commission gazetted salary and benefits for state officers in the executive, parliament, constitutional commissions, independent offices, and county governments. The notice reduced salaries for Members of Parliament from 851,000 Ksh to 532,500 Ksh per month, on 28 May 2013, the National Assembly unanimously voted to adopt the recommendations of the Committee on Delegated Legislation, finding that the SRC's notices were "unconstitutional, unlawful, ultra vires and therefore null and void."[3] On 12 June 2013, the SRC and the Parliamentary Service Commission agreed to maintain the reduced salaries, allowed for annual pay increases, and increased other allowances and benefits.[4]
  • In November 2013, the parliament moved a motion to remove the cabinet secretary for Land, Housing and Urban Development, Charity Ngilu on grounds that she breached the Kenyan constitution by making some appointments at the ministry. She was accused of appointing the director-general without involving the parliament which is a requirement of the law.[5]



Party summary[edit]

Senate[edit]

Senate Party standings (at the beginning of this Parliament)
   30 Jubilee
   6 Amani
   3 Unaffiliated
   28 CORD
Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
Jubilee Amani Jubilee-Affiliated CORD
Begin 30 6 3 28 67 0
27 April 2013 27 66 1
1 August 2013 28 67 0
16 October 2013 27 66 1
4 February 2014 28 67 0

National Assembly[edit]

National Assembly Party standings (at the beginning of this Parliament)
   167 Jubilee
   24Amani
   17 Unaffiliated
   141CORD
Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
Jubilee Amani Jubilee-Affiliated CORD Unaffiliated
Begin 167 24 21 133 4 349 0
20 August 2013 132 348 1
22 August 2013 3 347 2
2 October 2013 25 20
10 October 2013 131 346 3
25 October 2013[note 1] 166 130 344 5
30 October 2013 131 345 4
5 November 2013 4 346 3
5 December 2013 132 347 2
11 February 2014 167 21 349 0

Leadership[edit]

Senate

Majority (Jubilee) leadership

  • Majority Leader — Kindiki Kithure
  • Deputy Majority LeaderCharles Keter
  • Majority Chief Whip — Susan Kihika
  • Majority Deputy Chief WhipMike Sonko

Minority (CORD) leadership

  • Minority LeaderMoses Wetangula, until 16 October 2013
    • Hassan Abdurrahman (acting), since 16 October 2013
  • Deputy Minority Leader — Hassan Abdurrahman
  • Minority Chief Whip — Johnstone Muthama
  • Minority Deputy Chief Whip — Janet Ongera

National Assembly

Majority (Jubilee) leadership

Minority (CORD) leadership

Members[edit]

Senate[edit]

National Assembly[edit]

Committees[edit]

Senate[edit]

National Assembly[edit]

Joint Committees[edit]