Editor's Review

MPs allied to Uhuru, Raila wanted the Bill to sail through without amendments.

MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto have won round one in their bid to make amendments to the Political Parties Amendment Bill, 2021. 

This is after the Tangatanga MP outnumbered their counterparts allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga in votes cast on whether to allow amendments proposed by Tigania West MP John Njuguna. 

While MPs allied to the DP wanted amendments included to the Bill, those allied to Uhuru, Raila wanted the Bill to sail through without amendments.

{MPs allied to DP William Ruto at his Karen residence. Image: Courtesy}

Tangatanga MPs managed to garner 123 votes with the Kieleweke MPs trailing with 118 votes.

This now means that clause 3 on the Political Parties Act in the Bill will now have to be amended.

The Hustler Nation camp had expressed opposition to radical propositions contained in the bill including raising the powers of the Registrar of Political Parties.

The DP's camp wanted the powers of the RPP reduced.