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Strategy to amend election laws by Jubilee

MPs from the ruling party are planning to create a special committee to scrutinise a proposed change to the law on elections.

Majority leader Aden Duale said no reason to worry about the proposed change to the law on elections and they have no sinister motive in introducing the new election law.

Duale defended the bill saying the bill was only meant to seal loopholes that led to the nullification of Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the August 8 General Election.

“What this Bill is trying to do is one, rise to the occasion to the judgment given by the Supreme Court, both by the majority and the minority, that Parliament must make changes to the laws used to govern the elections,” he said.

“This Bill is saying; let us have the two systems, the manual system and the electronic transmission, to move concurrently. That the chairman must have the Forms 34A and Form 34B before he announces the winner.”

The committee which comprises of 9 members is headed by Baringo North MP William Cheptumo and the committee is intending to receive the views of the public.

“We have absolutely no mischief. We know our numbers. We are out campaigning. Our numbers are very clear. We have no cards under the table,” Duale added.

Meanwhile MPs lead by Duale successfully approved a Motion to shorten the period need to publicize the Bills from 14 days to one day.


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