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The National Assembly is the lower house of the Parliament of Kenya. Prior to the 11th Parliament in 1966 when the Parliament moved to become bicameral, it served as a unicameral house.

It has a total of 349 seats: 290 elected from the constituencies, 47 women elected from the counties and 12 nominated representatives. The speaker serves as an ex officio member.

The Kenyan Higher Court ordered lawmakers to introduce gender quotas, or face dissolution in the mid-2010's, following the implementation of the 2010 Constitution.[3]


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House keeping committees

  • House Business Committee: creates Parliamentary calendar; schedules committee business; issues directives and guidelines to prioritise or postpone any business of the House.
  • Procedure and House Rules Committee: proposes rules for the orderly and effective conduct of committee business.
  • Liaison Committee: guides and co-ordinates the operations, policies and mandates of all committees.
  • Committee on Selection: nominates members to serve in committees.
  • Catering and Health Club Committee.

Standing committees

  • Committee on Appointments: In the absence of the Speaker, the Committee elects a person from amongst its members to chair the meeting.
  • Public Accounts Committee: responsible for the examination of the accounts showing the appropriations of the sum voted by the House to meet the public expenditure and of such other accounts
  • Public Investments Committee: examines the reports and accounts of public investments
  • Budget and Appropriations Committee: investigates, inquires into and reports on all matters related to co-ordination, control and monitoring of the national budget; examines the Budget Policy Statement; examines bills related to the national budget
  • Committee on Implementation: responsible for scrutinising the resolutions of the House (including adopted committee reports), petitions and the undertakings given by the National Executive
  • Committee on Delegated Legislation: delegates on statutory instruments submitted to the Assembly
  • Committee on Regional Integration: examine the records of all the relevant debates and resolutions of the meetings of the East African Legislative Assembly; inquires into and examines any other matter relating to regional integration generally requiring action by the House

Departmental committees:

  • Defence and Foreign Relations Committee: Defence, intelligence, foreign relations diplomatic and consular services, international boundaries, international relations, agreements, treaties and conventions
  • Administration and National Security Committee: National security, police services, home affairs, public administration, public service, prisons, immigration and the management of natural disasters, community service orders
  • Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperatives Committee: Agriculture, livestock, irrigation, fisheries development, co-operatives development, production and marketing
  • Environment and Natural Resources Committee: Matters relating to climate change, environment management and conservation, forestry, water resource management, wildlife, mining and natural resources, pollution and waste management
  • Education, Research and Technology Committee: Education, training, research and technological advancement
  • Energy, Communication and Information Committee: Fossil fuels exploration, Development, production, maintenance and regulation of energy, communication, information, broadcasting and Information Communications Technology (ICT) development and management
  • Finance, Planning and Trade Committee: Public finance, monetary policies, public debt, financial institutions, investment and divestiture policies, pricing policies, banking, insurance, population, revenue policies, planning, national development, trade, tourism promotion and management, commerce and industry
  • Health Committee: Matters related to health, medical care and health insurance
  • Justice and Legal Affairs Committee: Constitutional affairs, the administration of law and justice, including the Judiciary, public prosecutions, elections, ethics, integrity and anti-corruption and human rights
  • Labour and Social Welfare Committee: Labour, trade union relations, manpower or human resource planning, gender, culture and social welfare, youth, National Youth Service children’s welfare; national heritage, betting, lotteries and sports
  • Lands Committee: Matters related to lands and settlement
  • Transport, Public Works and Housing Committee: Transport, roads, public works, construction and maintenance of roads, rails and buildings, air, seaports and housing

Other committees:

  • Committee on Constituency Development Fund
  • Constitution Implementation Oversight Committee
  • Pensions Committee

Joint committees of the Senate and National Assembly:

  • Joint Committee on National Cohesion and Equal Opportunity
  • Joint Parliamentary Broadcasting and Library Committee

Coalition and party summary

See also, Kenya National Assembly elections, 2013. For a list of current members, see 12th Parliament of Kenya#Members

Prior to the 2013 elections, the Jubilee Alliance consisted of The National Alliance, United Republican Party, and the National Rainbow Coalition. After the results were announced, Jubilee made post-election agreements with the New Ford Kenya, Alliance Party of Kenya, Chama Cha Uzalendo, People's Democratic Party, Ford People, Kenya African National Union, and United Democratic Forum.[4][5] Reports indicate that two independents, NARC-Kenya, and one member of the Federal Party of Kenya also agreed to work with Jubilee.[6]

(Members between 2013 and 2017)

Coalition Party Constituency
Women County
Jubilee TNA 72 14 3 89
URP 62 10 3 75
UDF 11 1 12
KANU 6 6
NFK 4 2 6
APK 5 5
FORD-P 4 4
NARC 3 3
CCU 2 2
Independent 2 2
FPK 1 1
NARC-Kenya 1 1
PDP 1 1
Total 174 26 7 207
CORD ODM 78 15 3 96
WDM-K 18 6 1 25
FPK 2 2
MP 1 1
TIP 1 1
Total 110 21 5 136
Eagle KNC 2 2
Total 2 0 0 2
Unaffiliated Independent 1 1
MDP 1 1
Total 2 0 0 2
Vacant 2 0 0 2
Total 290 47 12 349

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