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Tyranny Of Numbers! Jubilee's Master Plan In Action

Aden Duale. PHOTO | COURTESY
They said it. They promised it. After the August 8 General election in Kenya, the ruling Jubilee party led by President Kenyatta and his deputy had a great advantage. They had swept numerous seats in both the National Assembly and the Senate. We knew that in matters about lawmaking and amendments, they were the boss. It has begun.

The Kenyan Parliament passed a proposed amendment to the nation's election laws on Wednesday. This means that if one candidate withdraws from a repeat presidential election, the other one would be declared winner automatically.

NASA, the opposition outfit heavily criticised the legislation and boycotted the vote. However, this is futile as Jubilee have means to pass literally anything they wish.

Citing his concerns over fairness and credibility in the upcoming election, NASA leader Raila Odinga withdrew from the repeat presidential vote.

The last step in this process is that the law must now be signed by the President.

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On Tuesday, the President said he "will not hesitate" to sign the election laws amendment Bill into law. Mr. Kenyatta said the contents of the bill covered all matters raised by both opposition and his party.


Speaking at a campaign rally, he said, "I have no problem with that law and if Parliament passes the bill, I will sign it,". "I don’t have any problem with it because in it are the contentious issues the Opposition raised."
When you have majority in numbers, you can know what to expect and prepare for it.

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