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UDA MPs vow to file a court petition should Senate pass the Political Parties Amendment Bill

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 18:06 | By
Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei at a past press conference. On Tuesday, January 25, Cherargei said that UDA will file a petition in court should Senate pass the Political Parties Amendment Bill (2021).

Legislators allied to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) have vowed to file a petition in court against the Political Parties Amendment Bill should the Senators give it a green light.

Speaking on Tuesday, January 25 before the special sitting convened by Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka to discuss the bill, Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei said that Deputy President William Ruto's UDA faction is keen on ensuring the bill, if passed into law, does not see the light of day come the August 9 General Election.

"If it goes through, we as UDA have indicated that we will move to court and challenge this unconstitutional and illegal amendment and ensure that it will not be used in the upcoming nominations," Cherargei said.

Cherargei further pointed out that the newfound political union between Musalia Mudavadi's Amani National Congress (ANC) and Ruto's UDA has handed them enough numbers to trash the bill.

"We have numbers and we are ready. We are also talking to our brothers in Wiper because they are also unhappy with the timeline in the bill which requires the coalition agreement to be reduced to four months," the Senator added.

Beside the Political Parties Ammendment Bill, other business to be transacted include the Heritage and Museums Bill (Senate Bills No. 22 of 2021) and the County Governments (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 38 of 2021).

Other s shall include the Intergovernmental Relations (Amendment) Bill (Senate Bills No. 37 of 2021) and the County Oversight and Accountability Bill (Senate Bills No. 17 of 2021).

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