Disciplinary action recommended may be formal reprimand at the Bar with or without exclusion, for a period not exceeding one month, from the specified facilities of Parliament Building.
Another sanction is suspension from the House for a period not exceeding 16 days. "In the event of the House adopting any recommendation of any such report for disciplinary action, with or without amendment, Mr Speaker shall forthwith take action accordingly," the rules conclude.
The Act states no proceedings or decision of the Assembly or the Committee of Privileges shall be questioned in any court. However if the report does not recommend any disciplinary action there shall be no further proceedings.
The last time Parliamentâs disciplinary organ took action against errant members was in 2001.
Then National Development Party MPs Ochilo Ayacko and Shem Ochuodho were suspended from the House for 10 days after they were found guilty of engaging in a physical brawl within the precincts of the Parliament.
In a report tabled by committee member George Anyona, the disciplinary team found the two, who belonged to different factions of the party, "guilty of gross misconduct".
During the period of suspension, the two legislators forfeited all their parliamentary earnings, including salary and allowances.