New MPs to learn the ropes in two-day orientation session
Newly elected Members of the National Assembly will today convene for a two-day orientation session.
National Assembly acting clerk Serah Kioko has summoned the elected leaders to agree on some housekeeping matters before they formally start sessions.
“The two-day orientation period for the members of the 13th Parliament, to be inaugurated within 30 days, shall be held on the 25 and 26 August within Parliament Buildings and precedes the administering of their Oath of Affirmation of Office, a ceremony to be held later. To this end, all members-elect including those who have been re-elected are encouraged to attend the orientation sessions,” said Kioko in a brief to the legislators.
During the orientation sessions, the MPs-elect will be issued with parliamentary identification cards as well as be briefed on the use of the debating Chamber voting system.
They will also be taken on a tour of Parliament buildings and be briefed by the Office of the Clerk on essential legislative matters.
Further they will be briefed on the services and facilities available to the members as well as be facilitated to register for various services and facilities available including medical insurance and other related services and benefits.
Kioko asked the MPs to bring with them various documents, including National Identity Card or Passport, Kenya Revenue Authority PIN and original Certificate of the Elected Member of the National Assembly issued by the IEBC Constituency Returning Officer.