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How Many Speakers Have Served In Kenya? And Who Are They?

Only three speakers have served in Kenya under 2010 Constitution that established bicameral Parliament. Here are Speakers who have served in Kenya from independence.

1.Sir Humphrey Slade

Sir Humphrey Slade served as the Speaker for National Assembly between 1952 and 1970. He was born on 4 May 1905 and died on 10 August 1983. Humphrey had earlier served as a Kenyan lawyer and politician as a member of the Legislative Council. He was the inaugural Speaker of the National Assembly, from 1967 to 1970.

2.Fredrick Mbiti Gideon Mati

Fredrick Mbiti took over from Humphrey Slade. He was the first African and longest serving Speaker of the Kenyan Parliament, having been elected speaker on 6 February 1970, serving until April 1988.

3.Moses Kiprono arap Keino

Moses Kiprono was Speaker of the Parliament of Kenya from 1988 until 1991.He was born on September 1937 and died November 4, 1998.

4.Francis Xavier Ole Kaparo

Francis Ole Kaparo was born on 1 September 1950. He occupied the seat of Speaker of the National Assembly on 1993 from Moses Kiprono arap Keino.He was was the second longest serving Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya, having served from 1993 to 2007.

5.Kenneth Otiato Marende

Kenneth Marende was born on 7 January 1956, was the Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya's 10th Parliament. He was elected Speaker on 15 January 15 2008, serving until 2013.

Speakers under 2010 Constitution

6.Justin Bedan Njoka Muturi 

Justin Mutura was born on 28 April 1966. He is the seventh Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya, in office since 2013. He is the first Speaker to serve under the new constitution, that established bicameral Parliament.

7.Ekwee David Ethuro

Ekwee Ethuro was born 31 December 1963 is a Kenyan politician. He was elected as the first Speaker of the modern Kenyan Senate on 28 March 2013.

8.Kenneth Makelo Lusaka

Ken Lusaka was born on 18 September 1963. He is the 2nd and current speaker of the Kenyan Senate. Previously, he served as the 1st Governor of Bungoma County in Kenya.

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