There was chaos in Parliament on December 29, 2021 as MPs debated the Political Parties (Amendment) Bill. During the highly-charged session, MP’s allied to President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga managed to defeat all the amendments proposed by DP Ruto’s allies.

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How Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga outfoxed William Ruto on the coalitions Bill

What you need to know:

  • Dr Ruto’s camp had managed to derail passage of the proposed law since the first special sitting on December 22 and 23.
  • However, in the latest sitting on Wednesday, President Kenyatta’s and Mr Odinga’s lawmakers prevailed. 

Numerical strength, reaching out to third parties and building consensus on contentious clauses are some of the strategies that facilitated the passage of the Political Parties (Amendment) Bill by the National Assembly.


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