Define the term “statute” and outline three categories of bills that may be presented to parliament to be enacted into law

Statute” means an Act of Parliament or Legislation. This is law made by parliament directly in exercise of the Legislative Power conferred upon it by the constitution, for example The Childrens Act, Agriculture Act.

  • It is recognized as a source of Kenya by the Judicature Act.


  • Government Bill: this is a bill mooted by the government which it introduces to theNational Assembly for debate and enactment of law.
  • Private Members Bill: this is a bill mooted by a member of parliament which he introducesto the National Assembly for passage to law.

·          Public Bill: this is government or private members bill which seeks to amend or introducelaw applicable throughout Kenya.

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