Handshake and UDA flex numbers as MPs debate the political parties amendment bill

Members if the National assembly will today burn midnight oil to dispense the controversial political parties amendment bill 2021.

Pro Uhuru-Raila MPs will face off with Deputy President William Ruto’s allied MPs as the House makes final decision on the bill that has a bearing on the 2022 general election..

MPs allied to DP Ruto are pushing a number of amendments to water down the Bill, sponsored by Majority Leader Amos Kimunya.

A number of Tangatanga MPs have lined up amendments to the Bill which will allow formation of a Coalition Party ahead of 2022 polls.

Pro handshake MPs on the other side are opposed to any further amendments to the Bill.

On Tuesday, the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee almost turned chaotic forcing Garissa town ship MP Aden Duale and others allied to the deputy president to walk out in protest, vowing to push their amendments on the floor.

The Bill which is now at the Committee of the Whole House will have a raft of proposed amendments which have to be cleared .

The bill will then be taken to the Senate for debate where another battle for numbers is going to playout .

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