Kenya

National AssemblySenate

National Assembly

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
11 (2017)
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Notes For some parliaments, data can not be presented on an annual basis, for example because parliamentary sessions run from April to March of the following year. In such cases, the period to which the data corresponds is specified here.
Numbers signify laws passed by the Senate
Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
88 (2017)
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Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
(2017)
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Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
88 (2017)
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Dates of the previous legislature
28.03.2013 to 07.08.2017
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Executive-legislative relations

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
(2017)
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Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation: Not applicable; No further action is taken. The legislation is rejected; The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination; The legislation is referred to the Constitutional/Supreme Court;The legislation is put to a referendum; Other (please specify)
The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination
Not applicable. The Head of State cannot decline to give assent to legislation adopted by parliament
No
Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree: Not applicable; Parliament; Head of State; Constitutional/Supreme Court; Other (please specify)
Not applicable. There is no procedure to introduce emergency legislation.
Yes