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Parliament of Kenya, National Assembly

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Women in parliament
21.78%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
29.8%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
1
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

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Kenyan Parliament’s Caucus on Evidence-Informed Oversight and Decision-Making (PC-EIDM)

Evidence-based policymaking is based on the premise that policy decisions taken on systematic evidence are better informed and produce better outcomes. In 2015, the Kenyan Parliament established a Parliamentary Caucus on Evidence-Informed Oversight and Decision-Making (PC-EIDM) to help support Kenya’s development agenda. PC-EIDM establishment and purpose PC-EIDM is a non-partisan caucus (an informal committee of the House), drawing membership from
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News in brief
MPs at 140 IPU Assembly

Over 30 per cent of parliaments surveyed pass new legislation thanks to IPU

In a recent survey of IPU Member Parliaments, 31 per cent of respondents confirmed that new legislation had been put in place as a direct result of IPU assemblies, programmes, initiatives and resolutions. Of the sample, 75 per cent also
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Voices
Susan Kihika

VIDEO: Susan Kihika, Kenyan MP, on gender equality

Susan Kihika, Kenyan MP and President of the Bureau of Women Parliamentarians, on the barriers preventing women from running for office. She was speaking at the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in Doha, 6-10 April 2019. Watch other
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Voices
Agnes Zani

VIDEO: International Day of Parliamentarism: Agnes Zani, Kenyan Parliamentarian

Agnes Zani, Kenyan MP representing IPU Executive Committee Member Kenyan Speaker K.M. Lusaka, talks about how parliaments can build trust in people in this video for the first International Day of Parliamentarism, 30 June 2018. Watch the the other videos
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News in brief
Participants at the gender mainstreaming workshop.

Kenyan Parliament hosts gender mainstreaming workshop

The IPU held a capacity-building workshop for staff of the Kenyan Parliament on mainstreaming gender into parliamentary work. The workshop, co-organized with the Parliament of Kenya on 19-23 June in Nairobi, was a follow-up of a self-assessment exercise conducted in 2016 on the Parliament's gender-sensitivity. One of the recommendations from the self-assessment was to ensure that staff have strengthened capacities and tools to mainstream gender into parliamentary work.
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Related events

Parliamentary Forum at the Second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

Nairobi, Kenya

114th IPU Assembly and Related Meetings

Nairobi, Kenya

Recent human rights cases

Find out more about the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians

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