Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya

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The Speaker is the presiding officer of the Kenyan National Assembly. From 1967-2013, the National Assembly was the unicameral body of the Kenyan Parliament.

Qualifications[edit]

The speaker is elected by the Assembly from among persons or are qualified to be members of the Assembly. The Speaker's term ends once a new parliament is re-convened after dissolution.[1]

Speakers of the National Assembly of Kenya[edit]

Speaker [2] Dates Party Affiliation
Sir Humphrey Slade 1967–1970 N/A
Fred Mbiti Gideon Mati 1970–1988 APP/KANU
Moses Kiprono arap Keino 1988–1991 KANU
Jonathan Kimetet arap Ngeno 1991–1993 KANU
Francis ole Kaparo 1993–2008 KANU
Kenneth Marende [3] 2008–2013 ODM
Justin Muturi 2013-present TNA

Bicameral parliament[edit]

Previously, there were separate Speakers of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Speaker of the House of Representatives[edit]

Speaker of the Senate[edit]

  • Timothy Chitasi Muinga Chokwe (1963–1966)

Speaker of the Colonial Legislative Council[edit]

  • William K. Horne (1948–1955)
  • Frederick Ferdinand W. Cavendish-Bentinck (1955–1960)
  • Sir Humphrey Slade (1960–1963)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Parliament of Kenya
  2. ^ Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Parliamentarians in Kenya 1944-2007
  3. ^ BBC News, January 15, 2008: Kenya opposition boosted by vote