Members of Parliament elected in the just concluded August General Election will be required to appear for their first meeting on Tuesday, August 25.
This is according to a Gazette Notice issued on Thursday that called for Members-elect in the National Assembly to avail themselves of their first sitting and pre-swearing-in ceremonies.
“Article 126(21 of the Constitution provides that whenever a new House is elected the President, by notice in the Gazette, shall appoint the place and date for the first sitting of the new House, which shall not be more than 30 days after the election,” read the statement by Acting Clerk Serah Kioko.
Ms Kioko also notified the Members-elect of the activities scheduled on their first day in Parliament soon after their orientation sessions.
“Ahead of the first Sitting of the House, the National Assembly has organized orientation sessions for all Members-Elect,” stated Ms Kioko.
“In this regard, the Clerk of the National Assembly invites all Members to attend orientation sessions to be held in Parliament Buildings, Nairobi as per the schedules; Thursdays 25 August (Morning session-9 am to 12:30 pm, Afternoon-2:30 pm to 5 pm) and Friday 26th August(9 am to 12:30 pm, Afternoon-2:30 pm to 5 pm).”
Thereafter, the Clerk informs of the first sitting of the 13th parliament where she will administer the oath of office to the members before they elect the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly.
The clerk reiterated that the orientation session of the members will be mainly aimed at collecting their bio-data information, taking a tour of the facilities and briefing on the matters of the House.
In regard to the same, the new MPs-elect are also required to present documents among them; The Original National ID or Passport, KRA PIN, original Certificate of the Elected Member of the National Assembly issued by the IEBC Returning Officer, Duly filed and signed bio-data form and a copy of updated CV.