Funding exclusion in parties bill is discriminatory and undemocratic

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Chaos erupts in the National Assembly during debate  on the Political Parties (Amendmenet) Bill, or ‘Coalition Bill’, on December 29, 2021.

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What you need to know:

  • Political parties mobilising Kenyans to register and vote for their candidates should be rewarded.
  • Political parties spend enormous resources in their electoral preparedness activities and they should be compensated for it.

The Political Parties (Amendment) Bill 2021 has been passed by the National Assembly. It awaits debate and concurrence by the Senate before assent by the President to become law.

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