Kenya's parliament resumes to a busy shedule
Date: Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 06:57:25 CDT
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 NAIROBI - Kenya's Parliament will reconvene on Tuesday to begin the legislative rollout of the new Constitution, after a three week break.



The house returns to a busy schedule of passing crucial bills that would pave way for the implementation of the new constitution.

The House will be preoccupied with the approval of the Finance Bill to enact the taxation measures proposed in the current budget.

Also, on the timetable are the Retirement Benefits (Amendment) Bill and the Insurance (Motor Vehicle Third Party Risks) (Amendment) Bill

The government through the ministry of Justice and Constitutional affairs has prepared several bills that would lay a legal framework for Vetting of Judges and Magistrates, establishing the Supreme Court, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and the Commission on Revenue Allocation.

Various government ministries are also consulting on three other Bills required to implement the new laws before they are taken to the Cabinet for approval.

They are the National Police Service Bill, 2010, the Independent Police Oversight Authority Bill and the National Police Service Commission Bill, 2010.

Parliament has a maximum of one year to establish the Supreme Court and complete the process of vetting judges and magistrates.

The Cabinet has already approved the Bill to establish the tribunal which will vet judges and magistrates and it is now expected to be tabled in Parliament for debate once it resumes.

Parliament is expected to set up the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to replace the Interim Independent Electoral Commission and the Interim Independent Boundaries Review Commission within a year.

The Interim Independent Boundaries Review Commission's mandate expires on November 27.

The house has another major assignment of setting up the Commission on Implementation of the Constitution
 
Source: KBC







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