Senate of Kenya

upper house of the Parliament of Kenya

The Senate is the upper house of the Parliament of Kenya. The Senate was first part of Kenya's 1963 Constitution. It was abolished in 1966. The Senate was re-created by the 2010 Constitution and became part of the national parliament in 2013.

The Senate
12th Parliament
Type
Type
History
Founded1963 and 2013
New session started
31 August 2017 (2017-08-31)
Leadership
Speaker
Ken Lusaka, Jubilee
Since 31 August 2017 [1]
Deputy Speaker
Margaret Kamar, Jubilee
Since 11 May 2020 [2]
Majority Leader
Samuel Poghisio, KANU
Since 11 May 2020[3]
Minority Leader
James Orengo, NASA
Since 20 March 2018
Majority Whip
Kimani Wamatangi, Jubilee
Since February 9 2021
Structure
Seats67
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Political groups
Government (34)[4]
  Jubilee (34)
Opposition (33)[4]
  National Super Alliance (28)[4]
  Independent (1)[4]
  Other Parties (4)
Length of term
5 years
Elections
47 First Past the Post, 20 co-opted, 1 ex-officio
Last election
8 August 2017
Meeting place
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Parliament Buildings,[5] Nairobi, Kenya
Website
Official website

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Former Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka elected Senate Speaker".
  2. "Poghisio elected Senate majority leader in new changes".
  3. "Kenya's president purges Senate of deputy's allies as rift widens".
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "FACTSHEET: Kenya's new parliament by numbers".
  5. "Senators finally occupy refurbished chambers".