KNCHR boss raps MPs on polls laws
Kenya National Human Rights Commission chairman Samuel Tororey has accused MPs of taking advantage of their power to make and unmake laws to reverse constitutional and democratic gains the country has made in recent times. He particularly pointed out the provision in the Statute Law (Miscellaneous amendment) Bill that allows for the nomination of unsuccessful presidential candidates as one that will disenfranchise the marginalized groups. “Where is democracy when you are rejected and then imposed on the voters in the name of nomination? This is one way of disefranchising marginalised groups,” Tororey asked.
He was speaking in Nairobi yesterday when he presided over the launch of an election newsletter Darubini la Uchaguzi published by the Election Observers Group (ELOG). Tororey regretted that the country was going into the election with little having been achieved in the reforms envisaged in the Agenda IV and warned this could spark of violence.