Members of the First Senate of Kenya

 

Sen Chokwe with Speaker of the House of Representatives Humphrey Slade

Speaker – Hon. Timothy Chitasi Muinga Chokwe 

 

Table 1.1 Senators from Central Region

 

  Year District Representative Party
1 1963 Fort Hall* Senator Tadeo Mwaura  
2 1963 Kiambu Senator J. M. Koinange KANU
3 1963 Kirinyaga Senator R. N. Gikunju  
4 1963 Nyandarua Senator Gideon G. Kago KANU
5 1963 Nyeri *Senator James P. Mathenge* KANU
6 1963 Thika Senator J. M. Njonjo  

*Fort Hall was the former name for Murang'a. *Senator JP Mathenge was the deputy Chief Whip on the government side. Who were the chief whips?

 

Table 1.2 Senators from Coast Region

 

  Year District Representative Party
1 1963 Kilifi Senator H. J. Malingi  
2 1963 Kwale Senator Rocky Mchinga  
3 1963 Lamu Senator Msallam M. Ali  
4 1963 Mombasa Senator S. R. D. Msechu  
5 1963 Taita Senator W. K. Mengo  
6 1963 Tana River Senator Martin T. Jilo  
 
 
Table 1.3 Senators from Eastern Region

 

  Year District Representative Party
1 1963 Embu Senator S. R. Nyaga  
2 1963 Isiolo Senator Mkubito Lawi  
3 1963 Kitui Senator Permenas Nzilu Munyasia  
4 1963 Machakos Senator J. M. Nthula KANU
5 1963 Marsabit Senator S. A. Galgallo  
6 1963 Meru Senator Julius Muthamia  

 

Table 1.4 Senator for Nairobi Area

 

  Year District Representative Party
1 1963 Nairobi Extra-Regional Area Senator C. K. Lubembe KANU

 

Table 1.5 Senators for North-Eastern Region

 

  Year District Representative Party
1 1963 Garissa* Senator Abdi Haji Ahmed  
2 1963 Mandera* Senator Mohamed Nur Hussein  
3 1963 Wajir* Senator Noor Adhan Hassan   
 
 
Table 1.6 Senators for Nyanza Region

 

  Year District Representative Party
1 1963 Central Nyanza Senator D. O. Makasembo  
2 1963 Kisii *Senator J. K. Kebaso* KANU
3 1963 South Nyanza Senator S. F. Mbeo-Onyango KANU

*Senator Kebaso was the Deputy Speaker.

 

Table 1.7 Senators for Rift-Valley Region

 

  Year District Representative Party
1 1963 Baringo Senator William Kiptui Rotich  
2 1963 Elgeyo Marakwet Senator J. K. Arap Chemjor  
3 1963 Kajiado Senator G. K. Ole Kipury  
4 1963 Kericho Senator James K Arap  Soi   
5 1963 Laikipia Senator Tom Kariuki Gichohi  
6 1963 Nakuru Senator W. Sijeyo  
7 1963 Nandi Senator G. N. Kalya  
8 1963 Narok Senator P. T. Ole Lemein  
9 1963 Samburu Senator J. Lenayiarra Kanite  KADU
10 1963 Trans Nzoia Senator William Wamalwa  
11 1963 Turkana Senator J. H. Robaro  
12 1963 Uasin Gishu Senator E. M. Daliti  
13 1963 West Pokot Senator E. Porriot Kassachon    

 

Table 1.8 Senators for Western Region

 

  Year District Representative Party
1 1963 Bungoma Senator Nathan W. Munoko KADU
2 1963 Busia Senator J. J. W. Machio  
3 1963 Kakamega Senator A. R. Tsalwa KADU

Other Members of the First Senate: Clerk to the Senate – L. J. Ngugi, Clerk Assistants – C. R. Coelho and J. G. Kimani, Hansard Editor - W.W.W. Awori. who else served in this senate??

 

This Senate first met on June 7, 1963. However, its very survival remained a matter of discussion and considerable uncertainty right from its first sitting. For instance, on July 9 the same year, Senator William Wamalwa of Trans Nzoia "....... raised the suspicion in the Senate that some cabinet ministers had "a negative attitude towards this House (Senate)" and reported that a rumour was already circulating "that the Senate may be washed out." (Proctor). By March 25 the following year the leader of government business J P Mathenge finally acknowledged Senator Wamalwa's assertions to the effect that there had been widespread speculation as to whether the Senate should be "scrapped." 

 

*Committees

 

 * reliable data on the first senate is not readily available......but we are doing our level best to get it......

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