When MPs Are Expected to Start Using Tablets During Parliamentary Sessions

July 25, 2018

Members of parliament will from next month start using tablets to perform official duties during parliamentary sessions.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi said the gadgets will have been installed by mid-August before House members undergo an orientation on how to use them.

“The contractor has undertaken to work overtime to ensure he installs 30 tablets every day and hopes to complete the project by August 16,” Muturi said in a statement to the House on Tuesday.

He noted that 350 tablets had already been delivered and that customized applications had been installed on 109.

The tablets will be installed in both the National Assembly and the Senate.

The Speaker pointed out that the development will see lawmakers receive order papers, votes and proceedings, committee schedules, the Constitution and statues, Bills, Acts of Parliament, committee reports and other key parliamentary documents in soft copy.

Muturi said the gadgets will also save the environment considering paper is made from trees.

“I wish to, therefore, request your patience as the Clerk and his team complete the installations. I wish to assure the House that the gadgets will be user-friendly,” he said.

“I am certain that you will embrace this slight technological interruption.”

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