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Cj Koome skips Mp's induction after Azimio threatened to walk out

Monday's National Assembly induction of new members was missed by Chief Justice Martha Koome, who was replaced by Daniel Musinga, President of the Court of Appeal.

Koome was scheduled to speak to the 13th Parliament about the connections and interdependence between the legislative branch and the judicial branch.

A group of Azimio lawmakers made a walkout threat against the CJ in the morning, citing their displeasure with the Supreme Court decision upholding President Willliam Ruto's victory.

The MPs underlined Raila Odinga's demand for rapid judicial changes. Odinga accused the supreme court of being dictators who ignored the will of the people in his first speech following the decision.

A march to the judiciary was called for in an effort to force Koome and the seven judges on the bench to resign. He also disclosed plans to remove them from office. A weeklong induction program is being held in Nairobi for members of the National Assembly.

The Office of the Clerk's program states that new MPs will be briefed about their jobs, the economy, diplomacy, and reputation.

A facilitator from the Directorate of Legislative and Procedural Services will walk the MPs through the House Rules and Procedures on Tuesday. As the members begin to carry out their responsibilities, security-related topics will also be covered.

There should be 345 members of the National Assembly in total, including 290 elected members of the House of Representatives from the constituencies, 47 women elected from each of the 47 counties, and 12 members nominated to represent women, youth, and the marginalized.

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