•Kandara MP Alice Wahome had proposed a deletion of Chapter Six of the Amendment Bill sponsored by the Majority Leader Amos Kimunya.
•A record 158 MPs voted to defeat the amendments by Kandara MP Alice Wahome
Major win as President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM boss Raila Odinga’s allies defeat yet another move by Tangatanga to amend the Political Parties (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
A record 158 MPs voted to defeat the amendments by Kandara MP Alice Wahome against 134 who voted for the changes.
MP Alice Wahome had proposed a deletion of Chapter Six of the Amendment Bill sponsored by the Majority Leader Amos Kimunya.
Clause 6 provides among other things the procedure to be followed for the registration of coalition political party, which includes the deposit of a coalition agreement.
It further provides that the governance of a coalition party shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Act and regulations relating to the governance of a coalition.
The clause also provides that a member of a coalition shall not be a member of another coalition.
There were chaos during debate which left several Mps injured.
The lawmakers resorted to physical confrontation disrupting the voting.
Others could be seen throwing water bottles in disapproval of the ongoing process.
House business was paralysed for almost five minutes before order was restored.
Sigowet-Soin MP Kipsengeret Koros suffered a cut in the face during the melee.
"We cannot accept to be injured in a House of Parliament. This can't happen Mr. Speaker," said a visibly injured Koros.
Session chair, Luanda MP Chris Omulele suspended the sitting for 15 minutes following the chaos which paralysed the afternoon sitting.