President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to address a joint sitting of both the National Assembly and Senate on Tuesday next week.
The Head of State's address tp the 12th Parliament comes in the wake of deep division between the ruling Jubilee Party and the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) after the Supreme Court annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s August 8th re-election.
Article 132 of the Constitution stipulates that the President shall address the opening of each newly elected Parliament.
In a gazette notice signed by the Speaker of National Assembly Justin Muturi and his senate counterpart Ken Lusaka, MPs were notified that the President will be opening the first sitting of the 12th Parliament.
“Pursuant to the provisions of standing order 22(2) of the National Assembly and standing order 22(2) of the Senate, the Speaker of both the Houses of Parliament hereby notify all Members of Parliament that the opening of the twelfth shall be held in the National Assembly chamber, main Parliament buildings, Nairobi on September 12, at 2:30pm,” reads a notice signed by both Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi and his senate counterpart Kenneth Lusaka.
President Uhuru's Jubilee Party is set to control both houses, after winning the majority of the seats in both the National Assembly and the Senate in the August 8th elections.