Parliament resumes to chaos as MPs discuss Political Parties Bi*l

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 10:00 | By

Members of the National Assembly return to a chaotic sitting on Wednesday morning to debate the controversial Political Parties (Amendment) Bill 2021.

In the chaotic morning session, Garissa Town MP Aden Duale sought to have Clause 8 (b) of the Bill deleted before the amendment is passed.

The clause proposes a six-month period for coalitions to be formed ahead of a general election.

"This proposal is being pushed by dishonest individuals who are known for failing to keep promises," Duale said.

Last week, the MPs proposed a reduction of the period from 180 days (six months) to 120 days (four months).

However, Deputy President William Ruto allied MPs want the period reduced further to 60 days (two months).

The voting is currently underway to determine whether the Duale's proposal to delete the close will be considered by the committee of the whole House.

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