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Lilian Mutinda



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How a President-Elect is Sworn-in

Tuesday 13 September marks the third democratic transfer of power in post-independent Kenya. The first such transfer was in 2002, when President Mwai Kibaki took over from President Daniel arap Moi. The second was in 2013, when President Uhuru Kenyatta ...…

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What are the Instruments of Power?

The instruments of power, which are a tradition observed across the Commonwealth nations,  are largely symbolic of the seat of authority and the head of government. …

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How a Deputy President-Elect is Sworn-in

Once the Deputy President-elect is in the arena, the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Anne Amadi, will then proceed to administer the oath in the presence of the Chief Justice. …

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What Are the Roles of the Sergeants-at-Arms

The Sergeants-at-Arms is appointed by the President, and is usually recruited from senior ranks in security agencies and administration. …

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Who Calls For the First Sitting of the Senate and the National Assembly

After the notification by the President, the Clerks of the Senate and National Assembly officially communicated the same to the elected representatives, issuing a declaration of vacancies in the offices of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker in the two ...…

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The Parliamentary Oath of Office

The Oath of Office ceremony, which is officiated by the Clerks of the respective houses, was the key moment of the day as both MPs and the Speaker, once elected, had to subscribe to the oath. …

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The History of Speakers of Parliament (Senate and National Assembly)

The History of Speakers of Parliament (Senate and National Assembly)

As the leader(s) of one arm of government, the Speakers of the National Assembly and the Senate are so crucial considering the two Houses cannot transact any business without a Speaker. …

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The Work of the Senate and the National Assembly

On 27 August 2010, a new constitution was promulgated by the third President of Kenya, the late Mwai Kibaki and with it came a bicameral system of parliament. Between 1966 and 2012 when the tenth parliament was dissolved ushering in ...…

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The History of The Kenyan Parliament

The History of The Kenyan Parliament

Kenya's parliament traces its roots back to pre-colonial Kenya. In 1906, the Legislative Council (LegCo) was established by the colonial government and sat for the first time in August 1907 -  all members being white. …

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It’s Smokin, Not Smoking!

If you wish to be modest about your accomplishments, then that is well and good. But that isn’t Dr. Smokin Charles Wanjala’s portion, at least going by one of his most spoken about moments of self indulgence.   During the ...…

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