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Senators in Kenya – Kenya Senate, Role and Membership

Kenya has 47 counties and each county has a senators. Here is a  comprehensive list of all Senators in Kenya and their Counties as per the election held on 4th March 2013.

Senators in Kenya – Overview

The Parliament of Kenya is a bicameral house consisting of the National Assembly and the Senate.

The Senate consists of 67 members plus the Speaker, who is an ex-officio member. It consists of, Forty-seven (47) members each elected by the registered voters of the counties, each county constituting a single member constituency; Sixteen (16) women representatives nominated by political parties according to their proportion of members of the Senate; Two members (2), being one man and one woman, representing the youth; Two (2) members, being one man and one woman, representing persons with disabilities; and The Speaker, is an ex officio member.

Members of the National Assembly are referred as Members of Parliament (MP) while Members of the Senate are referred as Senators. Both the MPs and Senators serve a 5-year term.

Parliamentary politics in Kenya is open, free, fair and highly competitive field. Kenya has indeed held all its general elections – presidential, parliamentary, and local authorities every 5 years as required by the Constitution, without fail since the country attained independence in 1963. On March 4, 2013, Kenya went to a general election, the first ever under the new constitution which was promulgated in August, 2010.

Role of the Kenya Senate

Article 96 of the Constitution states that the following shall be the roles of the Senate:-

The Senate represents the counties, and serves to protect the interests of the Counties and their governments;

The Senate participates in the law-making function of Parliament by considering, debating and approving Bills concerning Counties, as provided in Articles 109 to 113 of the Constitution;

The Senate determines the allocation of national revenue among Counties, as provided in Article 217 of the Constitution, and exercises oversight over national revenue allocated to the county governments; and

The Senate participates in the oversight of State officers by considering and determining any resolution to remove the President or Deputy President from office in accordance with Article 145 of the Constitution.

Membership of the Kenya Senate

Article 98 of the Constitution establishes that the Senate shall consist of the following:-

Forty-seven members each elected by the registered voters of the counties, each county constituting a single member constituency;

Sixteen women members who shall be nominated by political parties according to their proportion of members of the Senate elected under clause (a) in accordance with Article 90;

Two members, being one man and one woman, representing the youth;

Two members, being one man and one woman, representing persons with disabilities; and

The Speaker, who shall be an ex officio member.

Senators in Kenya and Their Parties

COUNTY SENATOR PARTY
1. MOMBASA HASSAN OMAR WIPER
2. KWALE BOY JUMA BOY ODM
3. KILIFI STEWART MADZAYO ODM
4. TANA RIVER ALI BULE WIPER
5. LAMU ABU CHIABA TNA
6. TAITA TAVETA DAN MWAZO ODM
7. GARISSA YUSUF HAJI TNA
8. WAJIR ABDIRAHMAN ALI ODM
9. MANDERA BILLOW KEROW URP
10. MARSABIT GODANA HARGURA ODM
11. ISIOLO MOHAMMED KUTI URP
12. MERU KIRAITU MURUNGI APK
13. THARAKA NITHI KITHURE KINDIKI TNA
14. EMBU LENNY KIVUTI APK
15. KITUI DAVID MUSILA WIPER
16. MACHAKOS JOHNSTONE MUTHAMA WIPER
17. MAKUENI MUTULA KILONZO WIPER
18. NYANDARUA MURIUKI KARUE TNA
19. NYERI MUTAHI KAGWE NARC
20. KIRINYAGA DANIEL KARABA TNA
21. MURANGA KEMBI GITURA TNA
22. KIAMBU PAUL KIMANI TNA
23. TURKANA JOHN MUNYES FORD-K
24. WEST POKOT JOHN LONYANGAPUO KANU
25. SAMBURU SAMMY LESHORE URP
26. TRANS NZOIA HENRY NDIEMA FORD KENYA
27. UASIN GISHU ISAAC MELLY URP
28. ELGEYO MKWT KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN URP
29. NANDI STEPHEN SANG URP
30. BARINGO GIDEON MOI KANU
31. LAIKIPIA G.G. KARIUKI TNA
32. NAKURU JAMES KIARIE TNA
33. NAROK STEVEN OLE NTUTU URP
34. KAJIADO PETER MOSITET TNA
35. KERICHO CHARLES KETER URP
36. BOMET WILFRED LESAN URP
37. KAKAMEGA BONNY KHALWALE UDF
38. VIHIGA GEORGE KHANIRI UDF
39. BUNGOMA MOSES WETANGULA FORD KENYA
40. BUSIA AMOS WAKO ODM
41. SIAYA COUNTY JAMES ORENGO ODM
42. KISUMU ANYANG NYONGO ODM
43. HOMABAY OTIENO KAJWANG ODM
44. MIGORI WILFRED MACHAGE ODM
45. KISII CHRIS OBURE ODM
46. NYAMIRA KENNEDY OKONGO  FORD K
47. NAIROBI GIDEON MBUVI TNA

Senators in Kenya – Photos

Senators in Kenya

Senators in Kenya

List of Kenyan Senators

  1. Baringo County Senator
  2. Bomet County Senator
  3. Bungoma County Senator
  4. Busia County Senator
  5. Elgeyo Marakwet County Senator
  6. Embu County Senator
  7. Garissa County Senator
  8. Homa Bay County Senator
  9. Isiolo County Senator
  10. Kajiado County Senator
  11. Kakamega County Senator
  12. Kericho County Senator
  13. Kiambu County Senator
  14. Kilifi County Senator
  15. Kirinyaga County Senator
  16. Kisii County Senator
  17. Kisumu County Senator
  18. Kitui County Senator
  19. Kwale County Senator
  20. Laikipia County Senator
  21. Lamu County Senator
  22. Machakos County Senator
  23. Makueni County Senator
  24. Mandera County Senator
  25. Marsabit County Senator
  26. Meru County Senator
  27. Migori County Senator
  28. Mombasa County Senator
  29. Murang’a County Senator
  30. Nairobi County Senator
  31. Nakuru County Senator
  32. Nandi County Senator
  33. Narok County Senator
  34. Nyamira County Senator
  35. Nyandarua County Senator
  36. Nyeri County Senator
  37. Samburu County Senator
  38. Siaya County Senator
  39. Taita Taveta County Senator
  40. Tana River County Senator:
  41. Tharaka Nithi County Senator
  42. The Role of The Senate
  43. Trans Nzoia County Senator
  44. Turkana County Senator
  45. Uasin Gishu County Senator
  46. Wajir County Senator
  47. West Pokot County Senator

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