President Uhuru Kenyatta will address a joint sitting of the 12th Parliament on Tuesday at 3.30pm.
This is in accordance to Article 132 1(a) of the Constitution of Kenya, which requires the President to address the opening session of each newly-elected parliament.
Speaker of National Assembly, Justin Muturi and his Senate counterpart Ken Lusaka have sent out a joint notification inviting all MPs to attend the joint sitting of Parliament.
The notification reads in part, “…the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Speaker of the Senate, following a notification by H.E the President of the Republic of Kenya and commander in chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, have scheduled a joint sitting of the Houses of parliament to take place on Tuesday, the 12th September, 2017 commencing at 2.30pm.”
This comes even as the country awaits a fresh presidential election set for October 17, after the Supreme Court nullified Uhuru’s victory.
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When he convened the first session of Parliament, Nasa MPs threatened to boycott but later changed tack after realising the grave consequences that would have ensued as they had not taken the oath/affirmation of office and hence could not transact any official business.
They had claimed the President had not legitimate power to convene Parliament as his win as being contested at the Supreme Court, a stand that Jubilee dismissed.
It is likely the may, however, choose Tuesday’s joint session or attend to disrupt it.