13TH PARLIAMENT

MPs, Senators swearing-in ceremony underway

Senior members who have been part of both Houses were given priority

In Summary

•Members are allowed to use both Kiswahili and English.

•MPs and Senators who are Christians took the oath while holding the Bible while for Muslims, the Quaran was provided.

Members of the 13th Parliament have started taking oath of office at the National Assembly and Senate.

Alphabetical order is being used in the swearing-in. 

Also, senior members who have been part of both Houses were given priority in terms of taking the oath.

Members are allowed to use both Kiswahili and English.

MPs and Senators who are Christians took the oath while holding the Bible while for Muslims, the Quaran was provided.

As early as 7 am, police had been spotted around Parliament Road as MPs-elect started to arrive, ready to take the oath of office and elect their speakers and deputies.

According to the provisions of article 126(2) of the constitution, “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 thirty days after the election”.

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