2022 ELECTIONS

Coalition Bill is good, pass it– Ngirici tells Senators

Ngirici urged Senators to follow in the footsteps of members National Assembly.

In Summary

• The bill was formally tabled in the Senate during the special sitting on Tuesday, paving way for public participation, debate, and vote.

• The National Assembly passed the bill which seeks to create coalition political parties in a chaotic and violent sitting last week.

Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici addressing Gichugu residents on Thursday.
MY OWN CHOICE: Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici addressing Gichugu residents on Thursday.
Image: WANGECHI WANG'ONDU

Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici has now said that the Political Parties (Amendment) Bill, 2021, is good for the Mt Kenya region.

In her post on Facebook on Thursday, Ngirici urged Senators to follow in the footsteps of members National Assembly and pass the bill.

“The Political Parties Amendment Bill is good for the mountain. There is no greater unity than being able to work together formally through coalitions,” Ngirici said adding, “Senate do your job.”

Her comments come as the bill heads for the public hearings which will be conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

The National Assembly passed the bill which seeks to create coalition political parties in a chaotic and violent sitting last week.

The bill was formally tabled in the Senate during the special sitting on Tuesday, paving way for public participation, debate, and vote.

Another showdown looms between allies of President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga against Deputy President William Ruto's team when the debate starts.

The pro-Handshake Senators, just as their National Assembly MPs want the bill to be passed the way it is.

The DP’s men have said they will sponsor amendments to remove unconstitutional and offensive clauses.

Ngirici took a swipe at the DP following the welcoming of her political rival Governor Anne Waiguru to the UDA, a party that she had earlier promised to use to vie for the gubernatorial seat.

Since then, the Woman Rep has been criticizing the DP and has asked the Mt Kenya locals to vote for any candidate of their choice as the president.

Edited by B. Marita