Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya

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The Speaker is the presiding officer of the Kenyan National Assembly. From 1963-2013 the National Assembly was the unicameral body of the Kenyan Parliament.

Qualifications[edit]

The Speaker is elected by the National Assembly (Kenya) from among persons who are qualified to be Members of the Parliament. The Speaker's term lasts for a period of five years, and primarily comes to an end when a new house of parliament first meets after an election in line with Article 106 of the Constitution of Kenya

Speakers of the National Assembly of Kenya[edit]

Speaker [1] 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 [2] 2008 – 2013 ODM
Justin Muturi 2013 – Present Jubilee Party

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)
  • Ekwe Ethuro (2013-2017)
  • Ken Lusaka (2017-present)

Speaker of the Colonial Legislative Council[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Parliamentarians in Kenya 1944-2007 Archived 2008-10-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ BBC News, January 15, 2008: Kenya opposition boosted by vote