NASA legislators skip election laws debate

ODM chairperson John Mbadi (centre) addresses journalists after a Nasa parliamentary group meeting on October 10, 2017. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: National Super Alliance legislators skipped Tuesday’s afternoon parliamentary session where the house discussed the 2017 amendment of electoral laws.

In a media briefing at parliamentary building Led by minority leader John Mbadi, they said that they will not participate in what they termed as a process which did not follow law and due process.

Mbadi said that the adhoc house committee was formed illegally and did not comprise of any member of the opposition and by virtue it goes against the constitution.

“Our members have been dewhipped on the National Assembly and the Senate in this afternoon sitting and any other sitting discussing these two pieces of legislation.”Mbadi said.

He said that the opposition in both houses seeks to snub the implementation of such laws which seeks to amend clauses of the bill ,section 2 of IEBC act ,to iron out some contentious issues on who will be in charge in the event of unavailability of chairperson during the electioneering period.

Chair of Adhoc committee William Cheptumo has already tabled the report in parliament to be discussed.

Also the NASA MPs slammed the National Cohesion and Integration commission chair Francis Ole Kaparo whom they accuse of selectively targeting NASA Mps in order to arm twist them after Homa Bay women Rep Gladys Wanga was summoned by the commission.

They said that Wanga will not attend to the commission’s summons until the commission substantiates the reason as to why she was summoned.