National Assembly (Kenya)

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National Assembly of the Republic of Kenya
12th Parliament
Type
Type
History
Founded1963
Preceded byLegislative Council of Kenya
Leadership
Justin Muturi, Jubilee
Since 28 March 2013
Deputy Speaker
Moses Cheboi, Jubilee
Since 31 August 2017[1]
Majority Leader
Amos Kimunya, Jubilee
Since 22 July 2020
Minority Leader
John Mbadi, NASA
Since 8 August 2017
Majority Whip
Emmanuel Wangwe, Jubilee
Since 2 June 2020[2]
Structure
Seats349
Kenya National Assembly 2017.svg
Political groups
Government (172)
  Jubilee Party (172)
Opposition (176)
  National Super Alliance (125)
  Other parties and independents (51)
Vacant (1)[3]
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
8 August 2017
Meeting place
Kenyan parliament.jpg
Parliament buildings, Nairobi, Kenya
Website
Official website

The National Assembly of the Republic of Kenya is the lower house of the Parliament of Kenya. Between 1966 and 2013, it was a unicameral house. In 2013, it became the lower house when the Senate was reestablished.

It has a total of 349 seats: 290 elected from the constituencies, 47 women elected from the counties and 12 nominated representatives.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Muturi re-elected national assembly speaker".
  2. Githae, Wanjohi (31 August 2017). "Kenya: Jubilee Pointmen Lusaka and Tuju Set for Key Posts". Archived from the original on 21 April 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2017 – via AllAfrica.
  3. "List of Members of the National Assembly by Party" (PDF). Kenyan Parliament. 10 March 2020.