The first sitting of both the National Assembly and the Senate have been gazetted by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The sitting will take place on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 9:00 am where all the the 290 and 47 senators will be sworn in .
This is according to a gazette notice dated September 5, 2022
“In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 126 (2) of the Constitution of Kenya, I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander- in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, appoint that the First Sitting of the Senate shall be held at the Main Parliament Buildings in the Senate Chamber, Nairobi, on the 8th September, 2022, at 9.00 a.m,”
“The First Sitting of the National Assembly shall be held at the Main Parliament Buildings in the National Assembly Chamber, on the 8th September, 2022, at 9.00 a.m,” reads the notices.
Article 126 (2) of the Constitution requires the President to declare via a gazette notice the date for the first sitting of the new House within 30 days after elections.
The gazettement is critical to the business of the House since it’s at the first sitting that MPs-elect are sworn-in and the election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker undertaken.