Kenya

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Administration

Parliamentary and State budget

Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget
Constitution
Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget
The Executive
Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget
Parliament decides the maximum amount of the budget
Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget
Parliament decides how to allocate the budget
National currency
Kenyan Shillings (KES)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
42.93
(2022)
Parliament’s budget, per year
50,220,000,000 KES
(2022)

Notes: 2021

Parliament’s budget, per year in PPP
1,157,142,857
(2022)
Offices included in the parliamentary budget
No information available
Budget for the chamber
41,520,000,000 KES
(2022)
Chamber budget, per year in PPP
967,155,835
There is a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament
Yes
(2022)
State budget, per year
3,300,000,000,000 KES
(2022)
Proportion of the State budget devoted to parliament, per year
0.015
(2022)

Parliamentary staff

The parliamentary administration is independent from the government
Yes
Parliament has control over the recruitment of parliamentary staff
Yes
There is one or more gender equality policy that applies to the parliamentary administration
Yes
Links to gender equality policies
No information available
Number of staff employed by the parliament (FTE)
1,400
(2022)
Number of staff employed by the chamber (FTE)
1,000
(2022)
Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
No

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General
Other

Notes: the parliamentary service commission selects the clerk, with the approval of the national assembly. (constitution, article 128)

Chamber/Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
Yes
Length of term of the Secretary General
No fixed term
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Parliamentary staff

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