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 KCSE History and Government Paper 1 Revision Questions and Answers Set 3

Explain the process of law making in Kenya.

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-Draft stage-the Attorney General has the duty to draft the details of the proposed legislation.
-First reading-bill presented to the parliament and no debate takes place.
-Second reading-bill debated upon, amendments can be
made on it, can be rejected or its discussion postponed.
-Committee stage-bill is studied by a committee and is rewritten to include any suggestion made during second reading.
-Report stage-reporting of the amended bill to the whole house.
-Third reading-The President signs the bill to become an Act of parliament.
It is then published in the Kenya gazette for public knowledge and awareness.