Fresh details have emerged about a new law being worked upon by the Constitution Implementation and Oversight Committee of the National Assembly led by MP Jeremiah Kioni that will see all Presidential Aspirants being favored even despite losing in the 2022 general elections.
Kioni’s committee has published another Bill that seeks to amend Article 90 of the Constitution to make provision for political parties to nominate unsuccessful presidential candidates and their running mates to the National Assembly and the Senate.
According to Article 90 of the Constitution, it states that "Elections for the seats in Parliament provided for under Articles 97(1) (c) and 98 (1) (b), (c) and (d), and for the members of county assemblies under 177 (1) (b) and (c), shall be based on proportional representation by use of party lists."
The Article further adds as shown below;
It has been affirmed that the Bill also seeks to have the Attorney-General added more powers and will be expected to perform the functions of a Cabinet Secretary as assigned by the President.
The Bill also seeks to give more powers to the County bosses to appoint Members of County Assembly[MCAs] as members of the county executive committee.
The proposed amendments imply that they would touch on the oversight role of Parliament since Cabinet Secretaries will now sit in the House.
However, despite Kioni's remarks a section of Deputy President William Ruto allies has fired back informing that they will not support such a law.
Led by Garissa Town Member of Parliament Hon Aden Duale has called upon Speaker Justin Muturi to suspend such a bill and immediately the House resumes on Tuesday, September 28th.
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