Speaker Muturi elected Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s Chairperson


Speaker Muturi elected Commonwealth Parliamentary Association's Chairperson
Speaker Muturi is congratulated by the Speaker of Botswana Parliament, Hon. Gladys Kokorwe, after he was unanimously elected to the position of the Chairperson, Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Africa Region, during the 49th CPA Africa Region Conference, at the Grand Palm Resort, in Gaborone, Botswana. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Speaker Muturi's election was endorsed on Tuesday by delegates at the 49th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference in Gaborone, Botswana.
  • Muturi, who was the only candidate who met the qualifications for election by the close of nominations on July 30, 2018, will serve the top continental parliamentary body for a period of three years.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has been unanimously elected chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) in Africa.

Speaker Muturi’s election was endorsed on Tuesday by delegates at the 49th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference in Gaborone, Botswana.

Muturi, who was the only candidate who met the qualifications for election by the close of nominations on July 30, 2018, will serve the top continental parliamentary body for a period of three years.

His election was hailed by a host leaders led by Speaker of the National Assembly of Botswana, Gladys Kokorwe who is the President of the CPA, Africa Region, Uganda’s Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, Nigeria’s Kabiru Mijinyowa and Deputy Speaker Catherine Namugala of Zambia.

In his acceptance speech at the conference, Speaker Muturi acknowledged that his election to the all-powerful position was indeed an honour bestowed upon him.

He assured the delegates of his commitment and dedication towards advancing Africa’s agenda within the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association fraternity.

“I shall actively pursue the policies of the Region in my interaction with other Regions and the General Assembly of the CPA,” Speaker Muturi assured.

Justin Muturi has previously served as President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) before and during the 46th Annual Conference.

It was a double win for Kenya, as the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr. Michael Sialai got elected to the position of the Vice- Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the Society of Clerks at -the -Table, (SOCCAT), an association of Staff of Assemblies within the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

The conference is held to deliberate and develop legislations on issues affecting the African continent.

The next Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference will be held next year in a venue to be decided later.

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