In Summary
  • The opposition has crafted a motion that will be tabled in all Nasa-controlled counties from next week to allow the formation of the people's assemblies in the devolved units.
  • The Raila Odinga-led National Super Alliance (Nasa) has fashioned the assemblies as the way out of their refusal to accept the declaration of President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner in the October 26 repeat presidential election.

The Senate is today afternoon expected to adjourn its normal business to discuss the constitutionality of Nasa motions that have been tabled before various county assemblies across the country.

The motions seek to create the people’s assemblies to push for the required electoral reforms as well as refusal to recognize the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the October 26 fresh presidential election that saw his main challenger, Mr Raila Odinga pull out.

On Thursday, Murang’a Senator Mr Kang’ata Irungu told the Nation that he will be seeking the leave of the House to discuss the motions on grounds that they are unconstitutional.

UNLAWFUL

“Those motions are unconstitutional and the Senate will today deliberate on how to handle those assemblies,” Mr Kang’ata said.

Nasa has said that in the county assemblies where it has majority, the motions will be adopted as they are.

However, the people’s assemblies will be formed by directly involving the people in the counties where Nasa does not enjoy majority or does not have MCAs.

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