Explain five functions of the speaker of the National Assembly in Kenya
Chairs parliamentary sessions during which he invites members of parliament to contribute to motions/ debates
He maintains order by enforcing standing orders/ rules
He gives permission to members who wish to be absent for eight consecutive sittings
Swears in members of parliament after election before they can participate in proceedings
He is in charge of the general administration of the National Assembly
He chairs the standing order committee which interprets the standing orders of the National Assembly.
He declares parliamentary seats vacant in order to pave way for general and by elections
He receives and accepts letters of resignation from members of parliament who have left/ defected to other parties
He chairs the parliamentary service commission which looks after the welfare of the members
He represents parliament in international for dealing with matters of common interest.