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.


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]


  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