Ruto to open 13th parliament on Thursday

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Ruto to open 13th parliament on Thursday
Ruto to open 13th parliament on Thursday

Africa-Press – Kenya. President William Ruto will on Thursday, September 29 open the 13th parliament.

A notice by Speakers of the bicameral parliament said the President will preside over opening of the two houses, Senate and National Assembly.

Article 132 (1)(a) of the Constitution requires the President to address the opening of each newly elected Parliament.

“Following a notification by the President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces,William Ruto, CGH, the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Speaker of the Senate have scheduled a joint sitting of the Houses of Parliament to take place on Thursday, 29th September, 2022 commencing at 2.30 pm for purposes of opening of the 13th Parliament,” read part of the notice.

Standing Order 22(2) of the National Assembly Standing Orders and Standing Order 25(2) of the Senate Standing Orders require the Speakers of the Houses of Parliament to notify Members of the place, date and time of a joint sitting of the Houses of Parliament convened under Article 132(1) of the Constitution.

“All Members of Parliament and the general public are notified that the opening of the 13th Parliament shall be held in the National Assembly Chamber, main Parliament Buildings, Nairobi, on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 2.30 pm.”

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