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Why Uhuru was forced to call urgent meeting at last minute

DP Ruto will also be in attendance at the State House meeting.

Kenyatta who will also be joined by Deputy President William Ruto, is expected to rally his troops to come up with names of the speakers for both Parliament and the Senate before Thursday’s swearing in of the legislators.

According to The Star, Garissa Township MP Aden Duale confirmed Kenyatta will chair the meeting which will set Jubilee’s legislative agenda for the 12th parliament.

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“We will also look at the available leadership positions in the House and agree on how they will be filled,” Duale said.

As per the house standing orders, the newly elected MPs and Senators will be sworn in and there after proceed for an induction process.

After the swearing in, the main order of business on the day will be to elect the National Assembly speaker and his/her deputy; the same process will be replicated at the Senate.

Following the August 8 election, Jubilee has a total of 164 out of the 349 seats in the National Assembly.

Parties that supported the re-election of President Kenyatta which include Kanu, Economic Freedom Party and Maendeleo Chap Chap, garnered 19 seats, bringing the total to 183 legislators that the Jubilee administration can bank on.

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The Jubilee Party’s numerical strength is expected to ensure they maintain the powerful position of Speaker which was held by Justin Muturi and the deputy speaker’s position which was previously occupied by Joyce Laboso who is now Governor of Bomet County.

Other key powerful positions Jubilee is likely to get include powerful standing committees with the exception of the Public Accounts Committee and Public Investments Committees, which are reserved for the Opposition.

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