Photo Courtesy; CS Roads Kipchumba Murkomen and William Kisang. Cabinet secretary for Roads and infrastructure Kipchumba Murkomen has evening today hosted United Democratic Alliance Senatorial Nominee for the Elgeyo Marakwet County, William Kisang in his office. "This evening Hon. William Kisang the UDA Senatorial nominee for Elgeyo Marakwet County and by God’s grace and the will of the people, our 2nd Senator under the 2010 Constitution called on me in my office."
Top Rift Valley politician has sent a cold message to ward representatives ahead of their battles with their Governors. This is in accordance with the Constitution whereby MCAs have power to initiate impeachment of their Governors supposedly they fail or go against the law According to Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina, he has admitted that MCAs have more powers than Governors whose key role is to provide oversight of their respective counties but can be impeached by MCAs.
The former prime minister Hon Raila Odinga might soon find his way to maneuver through the political barriers and land in one of the three executive positions that have been proposed in a petition presented in the parliament. Petitions proposing to amend the Constitution and expand the executive by introducing the position of prime minister, deputy prime minister, the official leader of opposition has been forwarded to the National Assembly.
Trouble Looming In Parliament Over Rutos Move To Approve The Establishment Of Senate Oversight Funds
Following President William Samoei Arap Ruto's remarks about creating a Senate Oversight Fund, which has been opposed by some counterparts in the National Assembly, trouble is now looming in the Parliament. A video that was shared on the Twitter handle of NTV Kenya claims that all of the Senators who are affiliated with both the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party and the Kenya Kwanza Alliance have put aside their political disagreements to support the move, which has the potential to give them control of millions of shillings and thus hinder developments in their respective counties.
After spending months and years preaching the anti-Constitutional amendment gospel to the hustlers, it is now evident that the head of state had his political plans after winning in the just concluded 2022 general election. This follows the explosion of reports that, unlike the report to scrap the Presidential Term limit that was only supported by One Mp, the bid to amend the Constitution has received endorsement from several MPs in the UDA Party who want 5 more counties created to strengthen the devolution.According to the documents seen by the Nation Africa, the group of UDA MPs led by Kuria East Mp, Hon William Kamket, Mt Elgon MP among others is championing the creation of East Pokot (from Baringo and West Pokot, Mwingi (from Kitui), Kuria (from Migori) and Mt Elgon (from Bungoma and Trans Nzoia) counties.
Kakamega Senator Boniface Khalwale has trashed Lawmaker Maisori's suggestion that five new counties be formed. He has stated, however, that the counties ought to be reduced to only ten. Marwa Maisori, a lawmaker from Kuria East, has sponsored a measure that would change Article 98 of the Constitution to establish the five new counties, which he claims will halt the ongoing ethnic strife and polarize elections.
On Wednesday morning, His Excellency the Head of State president William Ruto held a top Kenya Kwanza parliamentary group meeting in State House. Among those he met is Fafi constituency Member of Parliament Honourable Salah Yakub Farah who had proposed changing of the constitution to alter the presidential term limit.
After County Assembly members moved to introduce a motion to remove their governor just 90 days after taking office, Kenya may have the shortest-serving governor under the 2010 Constitution. With regard to the motion to remove Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza, 67 of the 69 MCAs have supported it.
Raphael Wanjala, a Budalangi Member of Parliament (MP), hinted on Tuesday, November 8, that Azimio La Umoja may amend the Constitution to include a rotating presidency. Wanjala claimed in an interview with TV47 that the party, led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, wants a president from every community.
Junet Mohammed addressing people in the past. Photo courtesy. National assembly minority whip, Hounerable Junet Mohammed has taken to Twitter handle to lament how those leaders allied to United Democratic party are planning to takeover Independent Electral commission. According to him, they're planning to amend the Constitution on the provision that allows them to takeover the IEBC commission in readiness of 2027 general election.
The decision by the majority's leader, Kimani Ichung'wa, to change the members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners' selection panel has opened the door for conflict with the opposition. The Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) is now debating the bill, which would lower the number of members of the parliamentary panel from four to two.
Presidential terms limit has been hitting the air and rising the eyebrows of many Kenyans after, Fafi MP Salah Yakub had proposed a plan to scrap the two-term-presidential term and set the age limit for contesting for the same seat at 75. The two-term presidential limit came into effect ahead of 1992 elections.
Salah Yakub, a Fafi MP, said on Tuesday, November 8 that some United Democratic Alliance (UDA) allies were drafting a constitutional amendment to eliminate presidential term limits. According to their suggestion, the present two-term restriction included in the 2010 Constitution should be swapped out for a 75-year-old age restriction.
The United Democratic Alliance UDA party's members of parliament who want to change the constitution and eliminate presidential term limits have been informed by Embakasi East MP Hon. Babu Owino that this will not happen. The congressman claimed today that the person who created the Constitution had a rationale for giving it two terms.
"I'm Not Scared Of Being De- Whipped, I Will Speak My Mind" Two UDA MPs Clashes In Live TV Interview
In a live television interview, two members of parliament from the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party argue about the idea of raising the current 75-year-old presidential term restriction from two to ten years (now fixed at 10 years). Owen Baya of Kilifi North, Lillian Gogo of Rangwe, and Salah Yakub of Fafi participated in a heated discussion on the plan in an interview with NTV.
The notion of altering the constitution to abolish the two-term presidential term restriction is gaining support from an increasing number of politicians affiliated with the currently in power United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party. After section 2A of the previous constitution was repealed, the two-term, 10-year limit was put in place prior to the 1992 elections.
William Ruto, the president, has rejected any plan to modify the Constitution to increase his term limit. Ruto cautioned the Kenya kwanza lawmakers against focusing on anything other than providing services. Speaking at the Kenya Kwanza Parliamentary Group Meeting held at the Statehouse in Nairobi, Ruto stated that he had no interest in seeking re-election and urged his allies in Congress to concentrate on changing laws that would help Kenyans.
Four members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) who disagreed with chairperson Wafula Chebukati on the results of the presidential election on August 9 have allegedly been targeted by a Kenya Kwanza plot to have them removed from office. On the basis of flagrant violations of the Constitution and a breach of their oath, four petitions delivered to the National Assembly on Tuesday seek to remove Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera, Mr. Justus Nyang'aya, Ms. Irene Masit, and Mr. Wanderi Kamau from their positions.
Embakasi East Member of Parliament Hon Babu Owino has told a section of United Democratic Alliance UDA party members of parliament who wants to change the constitution, and remove presidential term limits that it will not happen.photo courtesy Speaking today the lawmaker said that the once who wrote the Constitution had a reason to put it two terms.
Fafi MP, Salah Yakub has taken his defense and stance about the scraping off of presidential terms and age limit. Earlier this morning, he told the media that the decision has nothing to do with the current president, it has nothing to do with the government or anybody else other than Kenya.