Kioko takes over as Acting National Assembly clerk

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 01:33 | By
National Assembly
Outgoing Clerk of the National Assembly Michael Sialai (left) when he handed over to the Acting Clerk Serah Kioko at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi, yesterday. PD/PHILLIP KAMAKYA

Serah Kioko is the acting Clerk of the National Assembly taking over from Michael Sialai who has retired.

 The Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) has appointed Kioko to assume the role of the Clerk in place of Sialai whose tour of duty ends on July 31, upon retirement.

Sialai has since been appointed as Kenya’s High Commissioner to Namibia.

Speaking during the ceremony, Sialai thanked the board for the support that has seen the National Assembly make great strides in professionalising and mainstreaming services to respond better to members’ needs.

“I wish to sincerely thank you for your support during my tenure as Clerk. Together we have managed to do a lot and I am happy that we have managed to mainstream our services to respond to the needs of our legislators and the citizenry in general,” noted Sialai.

The National Assembly Board lauded Sialai for leaving a mark of legacy during his tour of duty. They singled out the structuring of directorates and departments in the National Assembly which has created opportunities for upward mobility of staff hence motivating them, and the alignment of skills to match tasks to respond better to the execution of the mandate of the National Assembly.

Sialai was first appointed as a First Clerk Assistant of the National Assembly in 1996 and rose through the ranks to the position of Deputy Clerk. He was appointed as the Clerk of the National Assembly in 2017, a position he held until this nomination.

Kioko is currently the Deputy Clerk in the National Assembly, Parliament of Kenya where she oversees directorates and departments dealing with matters relating to procedure and business of the National Assembly.

Her duties and responsibilities include overseeing and supervising, developing and implementing programmes for training of Members and staff of the National Assembly.

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