Senate of Kenya

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The Senate
12th Parliament
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Type
Type
History
Founded1963 and 2013
New session started
31 August 2017 (2017-08-31)
Structure
Seats67
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Political groups
Government (34) [1]
     Jubilee (34) Opposition(33) [1]
     National Super Alliance (28) [1]
     Independent (1) [1]
     Other Parties (4)
Length of term
5 years
Elections
47 First Past the Post, 20 co-opted, 1 ex-officio
Last election
8 August 2017
Meeting place
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Parliament Buildings, [2] Nairobi, Kenya
Website
Official website
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The Senate is the upper house of the Parliament of Kenya. The Senate was first established as part of Kenya's 1963 Constitution. After being abolished in 1966, the Senate was re-established by the 2010 Constitution.

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First Senate, 1963–1966

Kenya's 1963 Constitution established a Senate that consisted of 41 senators elected for six years, with one-third of the members retiring every two years. Timothy Chokwe served as the first speaker of the Senate. [3] The Senate was abolished in 1966, when its membership was combined with that of the House of Representatives to form a unicameral legislature, the National Assembly.

Modern Senate, 2013–present

The 2013 Kenya Senate elections took place on 4 March 2013. [4] Under the new constitution, which was passed during the 2010 referendum, the 2013 general election was the first to include the election of Senators representing the 47 newly created counties. They were also the first general elections run by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. According to their share of elected seats, the political parties nominated an additional 16 women. Additional nominations were made for two members representing the youth and two members representing persons with disabilities. The speaker, who is an ex officio member, was elected by the senators sworn in on the first sitting of the Senate.

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Members of the Senate from 2017 to 2022

Elected Senators

County NoCounty NameNamePartyCoalition
1 Mombasa Mohamed Faki Mwinyihaji ODM NASA
2 Kwale Boy Issa Juma ODM NASA
3 Kilifi Stewart Madzayo ODM NASA
4 Tana-River Golich Juma Wario JP Jubilee
5 Lamu Anuar Loitiptip JP Jubilee
6 Taita-Taveta Johnes Mwashushe Mwaruma ODM NASA
7 Garissa Yusuf Haji JP Jubilee
8 Wajir Abdullahi Ibrahim Ali JP Jubilee
9 Mandera Mohamed Maalim Mahamud JP Jubilee
10 Marsabit Godana Hargura JP NASA
11 Isiolo Adan Dullo Fatuma PDR Jubilee
12 Meru Mithika Linturi JP Jubilee
13 Tharaka Nithi Kithure A. Kindiki JP Jubilee
14 Embu Peter Ndwiga JP Jubilee
15 Kitui Enock Wambua WDM-K NASA
16 Machakos Boniface Mutinda Kabaka WDM-K NASA
17 Makueni Mutula Kilonzo, Jr. WDM-K NASA
18 Nyandarua Paul Githiomi Mwangi JP Jubilee
19 Nyeri Ephraim Maina JP Jubilee
20 Kirinyaga Charles Kibiru JP Jubilee
21 Murang'a Irungu Kang'ata JP Jubilee
22 Kiambu Kimani Wamatangi JP Jubilee
23 Turkana Malachy Charles Ekal Imana ODM NASA
24 West-Pokot Samuel Poghisio KANU Jubilee
25 Samburu Steve Ltumbesi Lelegwe JP Jubilee
26 Trans-Nzoia Michael Maling’a Mbito JP Jubilee
27 Uasin-Gishu Margaret Kamar JP Jubilee
28 Elgeyo-Marakwet Kipchumba Murkomen JP Jubilee
29 Nandi Samson Cherarkey JP Jubilee
30 Baringo Gideon Moi KANU Jubilee
31 Laikipia John Nderitu JP Jubilee
32 Nakuru Susan Kihika JP Jubilee
33 Narok Olekina Ledama ODM NASA
34 Kajiado Phillip Salau Mpaayei JP Jubilee
35 Kericho Aaron Cheruiyot JP Jubilee
36 Bomet Christopher Langat JP Jubilee
37 Kakamega Cleophas Malala ANC NASA
38 Vihiga George Khaniri ANC NASA
39 Bungoma Moses Wetangula FORD-KENYA NASA
40 Busia Amos Wako ODM NASA
41 Siaya James Orengo ODM NASA
42 Kisumu Frederick Outa Otieno ODM NASA
43 Homa Bay Moses Otieno Kajwang ODM NASA
44 Migori Ochilo Ayacko ODM NASA
45 Kisii Sam Ongeri ODM NASA
46 Nyamira Kennedy Mong'are Okong'o ODM NASA
47 Nairobi Sakaja Johnson JP Jubilee

Source: Kenyan Parliament (2020) [5]

Senate by-election

County NoCounty Nameformer IncumbentPartyReplaced ByPartyDate
1Migori County Ben Oluoch Okello ODM George Ochillo Ayacko ODM October 2017

Members of the Senate between 2013 and 2017

The Senate consists of 47 members directly elected by their counties, 16 women nominated by the political parties according to their relative strength in the Senate elections, two members to represent the youth, and two members to represent persons with disabilities.

Elected Senators

County NoCounty NameNamePartyCoalition
1 Mombasa Hassan Omar WDM-K CORD
2 Kwale Issa Juma Boy ODM CORD
3 Kilifi Stewart Madzayo ODM CORD
4 Tana-River Juma Wario FPK CORD
5 Lamu Abu Chiaba TNA Jubilee
6 Taita-Taveta Dan Mwazo ODM CORD
7 Garissa Yusuf Haji TNA Jubilee
8 Wajir Abdirahman Ali ODM CORD
9 Mandera Billow Kerow URP Jubilee
10 Marsabit Godana Hargura ODM CORD
11 Isiolo Mohammed Kuti URP Jubilee
12 Meru Kiraitu Murungi APK Jubilee
13 Tharaka Nithi Kithure Kindiki TNA Jubilee
14 Embu Lenny Kivuti APK Jubilee
15 Kitui David Musila WDM-K CORD
16 Machakos Johnstone Muthama WDM-K CORD
17 Makueni Mutula Kilonzo, Jr. WDM-K CORD
18 Nyandarua Muriuki Karue TNA Jubilee
19 Nyeri Mutahi Kagwe NARC Jubilee
20 Kirinyaga Daniel Karaba TNA Jubilee
21 Murang'a Kembi Gitura TNA Jubilee
22 Kiambu Paul Kimani TNA Jubilee
23 Turkana John Munyes FORD-KENYA CORD
24 West-Pokot John Krop Lonyangapuo KANU Jublee
25 Samburu Sammy Leshore URP Jubilee
26 Trans-Nzoia Henry Ndiema FORD-KENYA CORD
27 Uasin-Gishu Isaac Melly URP Jubilee
28 Elgeyo-Marakwet Kipchumba Murkomen URP Jubilee
29 Nandi Stephen Sang URP Jubilee
30 Baringo Gideon Moi KANU Amani
31 Laikipia Geoffrey Gitahi Kariuki TNA Jubilee
32 Nakuru Susan Kihika TNA Jubilee
33 Narok Stephen Kanyinge ole Ntutu URP Jubilee
34 Kajiado Peter Mositet TNA Jubilee
35 Kericho Charles Keter URP Jubilee
36 Bomet Wilson Lessan URP Jubilee
37 Kakamega Bonny Khalwale UDF Amani
38 Vihiga George Khaniri UDF Amani
39 Bungoma Moses Wetangula FORD-KENYA CORD
40 Busia Amos Wako ODM CORD
41 Siaya James Orengo ODM CORD
42 Kisumu Peter Anyang' Nyong'o ODM CORD
43 Homa Bay Moses Kajwang ODM CORD
44 Migori Wilfred Machage ODM CORD
45 Kisii Chris Obure ODM CORD
46 Nyamira Kennedy Mong'are Okong'o FORD-KENYA CORD
47 Nairobi Gideon Mbuvi TNA Jubilee


Women members nominated to Senate

#NameParty
1 Beatrice Elachi APK
2 Catherine Mukite Nobwola FORD-KENYA
3 Janet Ongera ODM
4 Elizabeth Ongoro Masha ODM
5 Halima Abdille Mohamud ODM
6 Agnes Nzani (Dr.) ODM
7 Beth Wambui Mugo TNA
8 Emma Mbura Getrude TNA
9 Naisula Lesuuda TNA
10 Joy Adhiambo Gwendo TNA
11 Martha Wangari UDF
12 Mshenga Mvita Kisasa URP
13 Chelule Liza URP
14 Adan Dullo Fatuma URP
15 Judith Achieng Sijeny WDM-K
16 Zipporah Jepchirchir Kittony KANU

Members nominated to Senate to represent youth

#NameParty
1 Kanainza Nyongesa Daisy ODM
2 Hosea Onchwangi TNA

Members nominated to Senate to represent people with disabilities

#NameParty
1 Ben Njoroge TNA
2 Godliver Nanjira Omondi ODM

Summary by coalition and party Between 2013 and 2017

These summaries are based on post-election coalitions as reported by the press.

CoalitionPartyElected
Senators
Nominated
Senators
Total
Jubilee TNA 11617
URP 9312
NARC 11
Total21930
Amani
Jubilee-affiliated
KANU 213
UDF 213
Total426
Jubilee-affiliated APK 213
Total213
CORD ODM 10616
FORD-KENYA 415
WDM-K 415
FPK 11
Total19827
Vacant101
Total472067

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