Few days after the National Assembly endorsed the report by the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee, concerning the four commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, details have emerged on why and how the Kenya Kwanza MPs had an easy ride in endorsing the report.
According to a publication by the Sunday Nation, the debate on the JLAC report was to take place among the last businesses of the day, and that did not sit well with the Azimio MPs, most of who left the session ready for their December recess before the debate on the report ended.
It is reported that the KKA MPs were prepared to sit for long compared to those in Azimio, after the house adopted a procedural motion to extend the sitting past the normal 7pm until the day's businesses were done, and that gave them an easy ride.
When the issue was subjected to vote, 96 Kenya Kwanza MPs supported the motion, and while Azimio had 32 in the house that time, only 19 voted, with 13 absconding.
A lawmaker from Azimio and who spoke with the Nation argued that most of the MPs in Azimio are still not happy with how the coalition members were placed in different house leadership positions and the committees, and that has 'almost killed their morale,' to push for the Azimio agenda in the house.
"Let the people they placed in the committees vote," said a second term Azimio MP.
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