National Assembly resumes sittings Tuesday

Kenyan Parliament

By Kevin Wachira

MPs will debate six constitutional bills ahead of the August 27th deadline

The National Assembly resumes its sitting Tuesday afternoon after a one week break.

They return to the chamber at a time when the justice and legal affairs committee is expected to table its report that will decide the fate of the 9 commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission following a petition to oust them.

Also in their in tray will be the scrutiny of the Sh14.9 billion shilling controversial Safaricom security surveillance tender by the government to combat insecurity and terrorism.

MPs will also debate six constitutional bills head of the August 27th deadline, when Kenya will mark four years since the passing of the 2010 Constitution.

This is in addition to the Finance Bill, which implements taxation measures discussed in the Budget policy statement in June and the stalled Division of Revenue Bill now being discussed by a mediation committee.