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Senate (Senate)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

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Parliament name Parliament of Kenya Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name Senate
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) National Assembly
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1977 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Ekwee Ethuro (M) 

Notes Elected on 28 March 2013.
Secretary General Jeremiah M. Nyegenye (M) 
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 68 / 68
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 18 (26.47%)
Mode of designation directly elected 47
other 21
Notes Other:
- 16 women members nominated by political parties according to their proportion of members in the Senate
- 2 members (one man and one woman) representing youth (aged between 18 and 34 years old)
- 2 members (one man and one woman) representing persons with disabilities
- The Speaker (ex officio member)
Term 5 years
Notes A general election for members of parliament shall be held on the second Tuesday in August in every fifth year.
Last renewal dates 8 August 2017
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Clerk's Chambers
The Senate
Parliament Buildings
P.O. Box 41842-00100
NAIROBI
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Phone (254 20) 284 80 00
326 13 04
Fax (254 20) 224 36 94
E-mail csenate@parliament.go.ke
Website http://www.parliament.go.ke/

This page was last updated on 9 August 2017
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