President Ruto Set To Open Joint Parliament Session

President William Ruto will deliver a joint address to the 13th Parliament on Thursday, September 29.

The simultaneous session of both Houses of Parliament will begin at 2:30pm, according to a circular signed by National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula and Senate counterpart Amason Kingi.

“Nowtherefore, all Members of Parliament and general public are hereby notified that the Opening of the Thirteenth Parliament shall be held in the National Assembly Chamber, main Parliament Buildings, Nairobi,” it reads in part.

Following the swearing-in and induction of members of both Houses, the 13th Parliament will begin its sitting amid intensified supremacy battle between President Ruto and Raila Odinga as they claim the House Majority slot in the National Assembly.

According to Article 132(1) of the Constitution, it is the President’s responsibility to address the beginning of each newly elected Parliament.

The constitution also states that the President shall address a special meeting of Parliament once a year and may address Parliament at any other time.

This also comes as the country anticipates the President naming his cabinet following his visits to the United Kingdom and the United States.

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