President Uhuru Kenyatta will deliver this year’s State of the Nation Address to a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the Senate on November 12.
Speaker Justin Muturi in a statement said that he had received a message from Uhuru dated October 23, conveying that he intends to deliver the 2020 State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Thursday, November 12, pursuant to Article 132(1) of the Constitution.
“.. I wish to notify all Members that a Special Sitting of Parliament will take place on Thursday, 12th November, 2020 at 2:30 pm in the National Assembly Main Chamber, Parliament Buildings,”Muturi said.
“…and that the Speakers of the Houses of Parliament are making necessary arrangements to facilitate the special Sitting of the Houses of Parliament.”
In guidelines released in May and July, Muturi designated the two members’ lounges and the dining hall as waiting areas that will accommodate other MPs interested in participating in the proceedings with regulations at the time permitting only sixty members inside the chamber at any given time.
In this year’s address, the Head of State will likely take stock of the Big Four agenda. The President may also root for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitution review vehicle, which he believes will deliver equity and national unity.