Kenya

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Parliamentary mandate

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
When the member is sworn in
Date of start of mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
Not applicable
Date of start of mandate for appointed members
No information available
End of the parliamentary mandate
On the day of new elections
Date of end of mandate
No information available

Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
The Speaker is designated from outside parliament and becomes a member of parliament ex officio
Authority that designates the Speaker when the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Parliament
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State
Third
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity
Yes
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures
No

Speaker terms

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Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
No
There is a Code of conduct for members
Yes

Salaries and allowances

Members are paid salaries by parliament
Yes
(2020)
Basic salary, per year
5,112,000 KES
(2022)
Basic salary, per year in PPP
119,078
(2022)
Basic allowances
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Basic allowance in PPP
170,053
Names of the basic allowances

Administrative Allowance; Car Maintenance Allowance; Telephone Allowance

Attendance allowance
7,500 KES
Attendance allowance in PPP
173
Periodicity of attendance allowance
Day
Members pay income tax on salaries
Yes
Members pay income tax on allowances
Yes
Members can have remunerated employment outside parliament
Yes
Members are required to declare income from other employment to parliament
Yes
Additional salaries and allowances provided for leadership positions
Yes

Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work

Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian
Yes
Office at parliament
Yes
Constituency office
Yes
Housing
No
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work
Yes

Notes: Mileage allowance is provided

Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker Yes
Committee Chair Yes

Notes:

Basic annual salary:

Speaker: 8,910,000 KES

Deputy Speaker: 7,128,000 KES

Leader of majority / minority: 6,889,522 KES

Committee chairs: 5,632,875 KES

Additional responsibility allowance, per annum:

Speaker: 1,800,000 KES

Deputy Speaker & Leader of majority / minority: 1,656,000 KES

Committee chairs: 1,080,000 KES

Deputy chairs: 936,000 KES

Salary of the Speaker
8,910,000 KES
Salary of the Speaker in PPP
205,300
Parliament determines the amount of salaries
No
Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission

Parliament determines the amount of allowances
No
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale
No
Information on salaries and allowances on the parliamentary website

Not available.

Year data was last reported

2020

Participation in the government

Members of the government must also be members of parliament
Cannot be a member of parliament
Members for whom data is available
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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