National Assembly speaker Moses Wetangula has announced the date on which members will converge for the opening session.
In a joint notice with his Senate counterpart Amason Kingi, Wetangula announced that the opening session will be held on Thursday 29th September, 2022.
“Nowtherefore, all Members of Parliament and the general public are hereby notified that the opening of the Thirteenth Parliament shall be held in the National Assembly Chamber, Main Parliament Buildings, Nairobi, on Thursday, 29th September, 2022 at 2:30 PM,” the notice reads in part.
Standing Orde 22(2) of the National Assembly Standing Orders and Standing Order 25(2) of the Senate Standing Orders require the speakers of the Houses of Parliament to notify members of the place, date and time of a joint sitting of the Houses of Parliament convened under Article 132(1) of the Constitution.
According to the article, the president is required to address every opening session of parliament.
“Following a notification by H.E the President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, H.E (Dr.) William S. Ruto, CGH, the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Speaker of the Senate have scheduled a joint sitting,” the notice further reads.