Tuju says Jubilee MPs won’t support bill barring live transmission of presidential results

Friday, February 4th, 2022 12:00 | By
Jubilee SG Raphael Tuju. PHOTO/COURTESY
Jubilee SG Raphael Tuju. PHOTO/COURTESY

The ruling Jubilee party now claims it was not behind the proposed bill that seeks to bar live streaming of election results.

The party secretary-general Raphael Tuju stated that the bill is retrogressive and that the party will oppose it in parliament.

Speaking to a local station today, Tuju maintained that the Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was sponsored by IEBC and not the government as was earlier claimed.

"The Bill was sponsored by the electoral commission and not the government as many people have claimed. Jubilee Party will not support any law that can allow rigging of elections in this country,” he said adding that the bill negates the Constitution and the gains that have been made.

The controversial bill that has since attracted heated reactions from across all political divides was tabled in parliament on Wednesday by Majority leader Amos Kimunya.

Yesterday, Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga instructed their troops to shoot down the amendments.

Among other things, the bill proposes amendment of the election laws to pave way for both manual and electronic transmission of presidential results.

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