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Explainer: How coalitions work

Kenya needs 233 MPs to vote on a major legislative policy

In Summary
  • ODM leader Raila Odinga formed two coalitions – Cord and National Super Alliance - ahead of the 2013 and 2017 elections respectively.
  • In the Bill passed by MPs, members of a coalition political party will not field two candidates for one electoral contest – scenarios that have seen some perform dismally.

Lawmakers at the National Assembly burned the midnight oil Wednesday to pass the contentious Political Parties (Amendment) Bill, 2021 setting the stage for the formation of coalition political ...