Committees of Parliament

Standing Committees: These are set up at the start of a new term of Parliament and again after two and a half years. They last two and a half years.

  1. The Business Committee
  2. The Committee on Appointments
  3. The Committee on Public Accounts (Central Government) 
  4. The Committee on Public Accounts (Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises) 
  5. The Committee on Public Accounts (Local Governments)
  6. The Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline 
  7. The Committee on Budget 
  8. The Committee on National Economy 
  9. The Committee on Equal Opportunities 
  10. The Government Assurance and Implementation Committee 
  11. The Committee on HIV/AIDS and related matters
  12. The Committee on Human Rights

Sectoral Committees: These are departmentally related committees, whose composition is determined at the start of each new session. Sectoral Committees last one session (one year) and comprise of about 30 members designated by Whips and approved by the House.

  1. The Committee on Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
  2. The Committee on Tourism, Trade, and Industry 
  3. The Committee on Health
  4. The Committee on Education and Sports
  5. The Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development
  6. The Committee on Physical Infrastructure
  7. The Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs
  8. The Committee on Public Service and Local Government
  9. The Committee on Natural Resources
  10. The Committee on Presidential Affairs
  11. The Committee on Foreign Affairs
  12. The Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs
  13. The Committee on Finance, Planning and Economic Development
  14. The Committee on Information, Communication Technology and National Guidance 
  15. The Committee on East African Community Affairs
  16. The Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation