Kenya

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Parliament of Kenya
Chamber name
National Assembly
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1977
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Moses Masika Wetang'ula (Male)
Date of birth: 13 Sep 1956
Term
08 Sep 2022
Additional information

Elected on 8 Sep. 2022.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Clerk
Secretary General
Samuel Njoroge (Male)
Term
01 Nov 2022
Notes

Appointed on 1 Nov. 2022.

Members

Statutory number of members
350

Notes:

Other:

- 12 members nominated by political parties represented in parliament according to their proportion of members of the National Assembly to represent special interests, including youth, persons with

disabilities and workers

- the Speaker (ex officio member)

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
337
Other members
13
Current number of members
348
Men
267
Women
81
Percentage of women
23.3%
Statutory number of members per country 
418
Population (in thousands)
53,006
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
126,809

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
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Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Male No information available
Female
Total <= 45: - Total >= 46: -
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
- - -

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Yes
Women
47
Other groups
-

Notes: 12

Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: Article 97(1)(a) of the Constitution provides for forty-seven women, each elected by registered voters of each county constituting a single member constituency; article 97(1)(a) of the Constitution provides for twelve members nominated by parliamentary political parties according to their proportion of members of The National Assembly to represent special interests, including youth, persons with disabilities and workers; article 100 of the Constitution provides that Parliament shall enact legislation to promote the representation in Parliament of women; persons with disabilities; youth; ethnic and other minorities; and marginalized communities; article 27(8) of the Constitution provides that the State shall take legislative and other measures to implement the principle that not more than two-thirds of the members of elective or appointive bodies shall be of the same gender.

Sources: Articles 97(1)(a), 100 and 27(8) of the Constitution.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No