Last Updated: August 22, 2014 10:44

Politics

MPs clear Bill changing month of 2017 election

The next General Election could be held in December 2017 and not August as set out in the Constitution if a Bill cleared by a National Assembly committee is approved by MPs.

County boards row top of the agenda as MCAs prepare for CAF

Members of County Assemblies (MCAs) have lined up issues that will be debated when they meet for the County Assembly Forum (CAF) tomorrow.

Governors are corrupt, Ruto says

Deputy President William Ruto has challenged governors agitating for a national referendum to first account for the money allocated to them during the previous financial year.

CORD has the numbers to push through referendum bid, says Raila

Raila Odinga has dismissed the plot by the ruling Jubilee Coalition to undermine the referendum bid by governors as inconsequential and said the Opposition has the numbers to amend the Constitution.

Domestic violence Bill ignites battle of the sexes in House

Male MPs Wednesday abandoned their women colleagues in the august House during debate on a Bill to protect the victims of domestic violence. The male MPs termed the Protection Against Domestic Violence Bill as a threat to the family unit.

Referendum not for politicians alone, says cleric

The Methodist Church in Kenya has asked politicians to consult all stakeholders over the referendum bid.

CIC warns Senate to use its powers sparingly

The Senate should use its right to summon governors and county government officials sparingly, the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) has warned.

MPs accuse PSC of welfare bias, seek more perks

MPs have turned the heat on their colleagues who sit in the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) for being egocentric on welfare matters.

TNA governors quit referendum push

The push by county chiefs for a referendum was dealt a blow after governors allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s The National Alliance (TNA) announced they had abandoned the mission.

Raila intervenes to calm ODM storm over Namwamba

Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga stepped in to calm the raging flames of renewed factional rivalries in his party sparked by utterances attributed to Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba.

Senators slam National Assembly over equalisation fund law

Four senators have criticised members of the National Assembly for proposing to amend the Constitution to place the Equalisation Fund under their control.

Child custody Bill splits lawmakers

Female MPs have accused their male colleagues of plotting to have men split child maintenance costs with their former partners through a Bill that seeks to impose responsibility on both parents.

Governors now agree to honour Senate summons

Governors have softened their hard-line stance to defy Senate summons and indicated they would appear before the House watchdog committee to respond to financial queries raised in the Auditor General's report.

MPs push for more allowances

MPs are now calling for the revision of their sitting allowances. At a 'Kamukunji' yesterday, they also took issue with the Parliamentary Service Commission over late payment to staff.

MPs seek to control Sh3.4b kitty

The first Bill to amend Kenya's four-year-old Constitution to give MPs the power to manage Sh3.4 billion for marginalised counties was overwhelmingly approved yesterday.

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