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Parliament debates controversial security law

16:40 Parliament approves nomination of Joseph Nkaissery as Interior Cabinet Secretary.

16:10 Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter stands on a point of order requesting the speaker to ask the mover of the motion to respond.

16:00 Leader of Minority Francis Nyenze rises to support Gen Nkaissery’s appointment.

15:54  Leader of Majority Aden Duale takes the floor amid reduced noise in the House.

15:49 Mr Sakaja urges Jubilee colleagues to listen to the views from the Opposition. He urges the speaker to take action on members of both sides showing disrespect to the House.

15:36  Speaker reorganises House business to allow members to continue consulting.

15:32 Proceedings in Parliament briefly halted due to failure of the sound system.

15:22 Speaker Muturi resumes his seat and orders Sergeant at Arms to eject John Mbadi from the House. Water was poured on deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso.

15:20 John Gwasi leads opposition MPs in stopping  the proceedings of the House in a fresh outbreak of chaos in the House.

15:10 Speaker rules that the House is properly constituted. He rules that the motion to extend the sitting until the Security Laws Bill has been passed be removed from the Order Paper.

15:00 Live coverage of Parliament proceedings resume. Less acrimony than the morning session.

12:11 Fighting erupts in the National Assembly. Senators Muthama and Wetangula who were in the gallery have had their shirts torn.

12:09 Fist fights in chambers after National Assembly resumes to debate controversial security Bill. Journalists locked out of press gallery.

Activists protest on City Hall Way heading towards Parliament road.
Activists protest on City Hall Way heading towards Parliament road.

12:05 Activist Boni Mwangi tweets ” Two protesters from Bunge la Mwanainchi have been arrested and locked up at Central police station.”

12:03 The live coverage of Parliament’s sesssion by KBC has been pulled down.

11:55 Daily Nation Journalist John Ngirachu says there is fighting in the chambers. He tweets “There is some sort of commotion going on. John Waluke has forced open a door.”

11:05 Speaker Muturi adjourns session. Proceedings to resume at 11.35.

11: 04 Papers containing Bills and Motions ripped and thrown on the floor of the House.

11.02 House Speaker Justin Muturi forced back into the chamber. He is summoning Sergeant at arms. Orders Senators Ongera, Orengo, Wetangula, Muthama and Khalwale, who are in the gallery, to be ejected for shouting and waving.

11:00 Chaos in Parliament as opposition MPs disrupt proceedings in Parliament as government side tries to pass amendments on Security Laws Bill.

Opposition MPs disrupt Parliament's  session on December December 18, 2014.
Opposition MPs disrupt Parliament’s session on December December 18, 2014.

10:57 Opposition MPs singing ‘bado mapambano‘ to interrupt Asman Kamama who trying to push report ofthe security committee

10:55 Eight Sergeant at arms guarding the Mace. Fireworks expected.

10:52 Speaker rules that House proceeds to special sitting and exits the Chambers

10:51 Speaker Muturi overrules Cord MPs determined to have debate on Security Laws Bill postponed.

Meanwhile Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has refuted rumours in social media that he has been arrested over the #OccupyParliament protests.

10:33 Leader of Majority Aden Duale has read motion proposing approval of the nomination of Joseph Nkaissery as Interior Cabinet Secretary.

(Read: 10 Things To Know About Joseph Nkaissery)

10:31 The Press Gallery has been locked . Media told “It will not be opened, reports Daily Nation reporter John Ngirachu.

10:28 Seme MP James Nyikal wants debate suspended to afternoon or later. Says Members have not received copies of the committee reports.

10:21 Speaker Muturi says House can decide to retreat in camera.

10:13 House Speaker Justin Muturi has set the tone with a harsh ruling warning MPs against grabbing the Mace. Says offenders could be suspended for upto 28 days.

10:00 Highly charged session opens with debate on the suitability of Josephn Nkaissery as Interior Cabinet Secretary.