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7 April 2020

Kenya Government Gazette dated 2020-04-07 number 63

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                                      Published by Authority of the Republic of Kenya
                                                     (Registered as a Newspaper at the G.P.O.)

Vol. CXXII—No. 63                                    NAIROBI, 7th April, 2020                                                   Price Sh. 60

GAZETTE NOTICE NO. 3007                                                                cancelled and the Gazette Notice No. 2793 of 2020 is
                                                                                       accordingly revoked;
                                                                                (ii)   the calendar of the House as approved on 18th February,
       THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY STANDING ORDERS                                           2020 and amended on 17th March, 2020 remains in force,
    CANCELLATION OF THE SPECIAL SITTINGS OF THE NATIONAL                               unless amended or varied by the Assembly; and,
                                                                                (iii) the next sitting of the National Assembly will be held on
   PURSUANT to Article 126 (1) of the Constitution, the National                      Tuesday, 14th April, 2020, commencing at 2.30 pm.
Assembly approved its calendar for the fourth session on the 18th
February, 2020;                                                                 Dated the 7th April, 2020.

    Whereas on the 17th March, 2020, the Assembly amended the                                                              JUSTIN MUTURI,
calendar and resolved to proceed on recess and resume on the 14th                                               Speaker of the National Assembly.
April, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic;
    Whereas pursuant to Standing Order 29 (1), the Leader of Majority        GAZETTE NOTICE NO. 3008
Party of the Assembly requested for Special Sittings of the Assembly
for purposes of considering measures seeking to cushion the public                          THE COUNTY GOVERNMENTS ACT
from the economic effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic;                                                    (No. 17 of 2012)
    And Whereas the Special Sittings of the Assembly were                      THE COUNTY ASSEMBLY OF MERU STANDING ORDERS
subsequently notified vide Gazette Notice No. 2793 and scheduled to
be held on Wednesday, 8th April, 2020;                                                   SPECIAL SITTINGS OF THE COUNTY ASSEMBLY

   Further Whereas the advice of the Ministry of Health requires the             NOTICE is given to all Honourable Members of the County
need to observe stricter health measures that ensures the safety of the      Assembly of Meru pursuant to Standing Order No. 30 (3) and (4) of
Members of the National Assembly, the staff of the National                  the County Assembly of Meru Standing Orders, that special sittings of
Assembly and the public;                                                     the County Assembly shall be held in the Assembly Chamber, County
                                                                             Assembly of Meru premises situate along Kenyatta Highway, adjacent
   And Whereas the health measures announced by the Government               the Meru Museum, on Thursday, 9th April, 2020, at 10.00 a.m.
makes it untenable for the Assembly to hold the special sittings             (morning sitting) and 2.30 p.m. (afternoon sitting) respectively.
scheduled for Wednesday, 8th April, 2020;
                                                                                At the Sittings the Honourable Assembly will deliberate
   Whereas there is need for the Assembly to continue discharging its
functions in particular through the consideration of the measures               (a) the present issues involving miraa trade within Kenya;
geared towards cushioning the public from the economic effects of
                                                                                (b) The Honourable Assembly will deliberate on the various
COVID-19 Pandemic;
                                                                                    measures that the County Government of Meru is taking to
    Further Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose                         curb and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 Novel Corona
challenges in the manner in which the Assembly conducts and                         Virus within Meru County, including a proposal for
consider its business, the leadership of the Assembly is in the                     representation of the County Assembly in the Meru County
meantime exploring ways of facilitating the Sittings of the House                   COVID-19 Emergency Response Committee; and
including remotely by use of modern technology;
                                                                                (c) An oath of office will be administered upon Faith Gakii
   Now Therefore—                                                                   Mwilaria (Ms.) (ID/20838158) nominated Member of the
                                                                                    County Assembly of Meru by the Party of National Unity
   (i) pursuant to Standing Order 1 of the National Assembly                        (PNU).
        Standing Orders, it is hereby notified for the information of
        the Members of the National Assembly and the general                    Dated the 3rd April, 2020.
        public that the Special Sittings of the Assembly that were                                                 JOSEPH KABERIA. I. A.,
        scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 are                                                 Speaker, County Assembly of Meru.


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