Just hours before National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula made his choice between Kenya Kwanza and Azimio for the side with the most legislators, City Attorney Steve Ogolla gave his opinion on the subject.
Ogolla asserts that because Kenya Kwanza is a coalition of parties as opposed to Azimio, which is a coalition political party, the latter's legal status is identical to that of typical parties like ODM or Wiper. As a result, he claims, Kenya Kwanza has the majority of parliamentarians and benefits from Article 108(2) of the Constitution.
He contends that the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition party cannot assert that it has the majority because no members of Parliament were chosen from its ranks.
"Article 108(2) of the Constitution provides that Majority Leader is the leader of the largest parliamentary party or coalition of parties. Kenya Kwanza is a Coalition of Parties and therefore enjoys the fruits of Article 108(2)." Read part of his statement.
"Azimio is a Coalition Political Party which means its legal status is not any different from that of ODM or Wiper, except that it is not a Parliamentary party. In short, the heavens would fall before Azimio can claim the coveted Leader of Majority." He added.
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