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Raila, Ruto Allies Finally Join Forces As 8 MPs Selected to Lead Constitution Change In CDF Saga

The supporters of Raila Odinga and President William Ruto banded together to try to change the Constitution to include the constituency development money (CDF).

This came after eight MPs were given permission to join a joint committee that would oversee the constitutional change procedure.

According to the agreement struck on November 24 between Kenya Kwanza and their Azimio la Umoja counterparts, the amendment should be carried out through a parliamentary motion in accordance with Article 256 of the Constitution.

The legislative initiative strategy, according to MPs, won't compel the nation to hold a referendum.

Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga, nominated MP John Mbadi, Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo, and his Kibwezi East counterpart Eckomas Mutuse were the members designated to lead the constitutional amendment clamor.

Others included David Mboni (Kitui Rural), Kakai Bisau, Catherine Wambilianga (Bungoma Woman Rep), Edward Muriu (Gatanga), and Edward Wambilianga (Kiminini).

Nine senators were anticipated to be chosen to serve on the committee.

This House resolves to establish a joint parliamentary committee, according to the motion, "Noting the general debate in the House on the legislative proposal to amend the constitution to entrench the three specialised funds, cognizant of the comments and views of the MPs during the general debate on the legislative proposal."

In addition to CDF, lawmakers want the Constitution to include provisions for the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF), Senate Oversight Fund (SOF), and Economic Stimulus and Empowerment Fund.

According to the politicians, access to the cash is essential for them to fulfill their job, which includes helping needy members of the community.

Moses Wetangula and Amason Kingi, the speakers of both houses, will offer instructions following the presentation of their suggestions.

Since the Supreme Court ruled that CDF funds were unconstitutional, MPs have been battling to reinstate them.

Five judges, including Chief Justice Martha Koome, found that the CDF Act was unconstitutional because it breached the separation of powers concept.

The judges, including Justice Koome, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, Smokin Wanjala, Njoki Ndung'u, and William Ouko, ruled that "a fund directed at service delivery mandate can only be constitutionally complaint if structured in a manner that does not entangle members of Legislative bodies and Legislative bodies in the discharge of the service delivery mandate, however symbolic."

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