|Founded||1963 and 2013|
New session started
|31 August 2017|
|Government (34) |
Jubilee (34) Opposition(33)
National Super Alliance (28)
Other Parties (4)
Length of term
|47 First Past the Post, 20 co-opted, 1 ex-officio|
|8 August 2017|
|Parliament Buildings, Nairobi, Kenya|
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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.
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.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.
The 2013 Kenya Senate elections took place on 4 March 2013.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.
|County No||County Name||Name||Party||Coalition|
|1||Mombasa||Mohamed Faki Mwinyihaji||ODM||NASA|
|2||Kwale||Boy Issa Juma||ODM||NASA|
|4||Tana-River||Golich Juma Wario||JP||Jubilee|
|6||Taita-Taveta||Johnes Mwashushe Mwaruma||ODM||NASA|
|8||Wajir||Abdullahi Ibrahim Ali||JP||Jubilee|
|9||Mandera||Mohamed Maalim Mahamud||JP||Jubilee|
|11||Isiolo||Adan Dullo Fatuma||PDR||Jubilee|
|13||Tharaka Nithi||Kithure A. Kindiki||JP||Jubilee|
|16||Machakos||Boniface Mutinda Kabaka||WDM-K||NASA|
|17||Makueni||Mutula Kilonzo, Jr.||WDM-K||NASA|
|18||Nyandarua||Paul Githiomi Mwangi||JP||Jubilee|
|23||Turkana||Malachy Charles Ekal Imana||ODM||NASA|
|25||Samburu||Steve Ltumbesi Lelegwe||JP||Jubilee|
|26||Trans-Nzoia||Michael Maling’a Mbito||JP||Jubilee|
|34||Kajiado||Phillip Salau Mpaayei||JP||Jubilee|
|42||Kisumu||Frederick Outa Otieno||ODM||NASA|
|43||Homa Bay||Moses Otieno Kajwang||ODM||NASA|
|46||Nyamira||Kennedy Mong'are Okong'o||ODM||NASA|
Source: Kenyan Parliament (2020)
|County No||County Name||former Incumbent||Party||Replaced By||Party||Date|
|1||Migori County||Ben Oluoch Okello||ODM||George Ochillo Ayacko||ODM||October 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.
|County No||County Name||Name||Party||Coalition|
|2||Kwale||Issa Juma Boy||ODM||CORD|
|13||Tharaka Nithi||Kithure Kindiki||TNA||Jubilee|
|17||Makueni||Mutula Kilonzo, Jr.||WDM-K||CORD|
|24||West-Pokot||John Krop Lonyangapuo||KANU||Jublee|
|31||Laikipia||Geoffrey Gitahi Kariuki||TNA||Jubilee|
|33||Narok||Stephen Kanyinge ole Ntutu||URP||Jubilee|
|42||Kisumu||Peter Anyang' Nyong'o||ODM||CORD|
|43||Homa Bay||Moses Kajwang||ODM||CORD|
|46||Nyamira||Kennedy Mong'are Okong'o||FORD-KENYA||CORD|
|2||Catherine Mukite Nobwola||FORD-KENYA|
|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|
|10||Joy Adhiambo Gwendo||TNA|
|12||Mshenga Mvita Kisasa||URP|
|14||Adan Dullo Fatuma||URP|
|15||Judith Achieng Sijeny||WDM-K|
|16||Zipporah Jepchirchir Kittony||KANU|
|1||Kanainza Nyongesa Daisy||ODM|
|2||Godliver Nanjira Omondi||ODM|
These summaries are based on post-election coalitions as reported by the press.
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