Public invited to comment on changes to electoral laws

The parliamentary committee scrutinising the suggested changes to the electoral laws has asked the public and other interested parties to submit their views.

Baringo North MP William Cheptumo, who will head the joint team from the Senate and the National Assembly, has written a memoranda to be received between Monday and Thursday.

On Thursday, Jubilee Party legislators endorsed the creation of the the nine-member joint team to scrutinise the amendments, which the opposition National Super Alliance has objected to.

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Nasa MPs stormed out of the chamber after losing a vote on the fast-tracking of the bill.

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale rallied their numbers to reduce the publication period for the 2017 Elections Act (Amendment) Bill and 2017 Election Offences (Amendment) Bill, allowing their formal introduction in the legislative pipeline.

While President Uhuru Kenyatta defended the changes arguing that they will facilitate a credible October 26 repeat poll, Nasa leader Raila Odinga accused Jubilee of acting in bad faith and “changing the rules of the game midway”.

Mr Odinga accused Jubilee of acting in bad faith.

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