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.


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]


  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