In Summary
  • Parliament resumes business today after a brief recess.

  • However, events of the past few days have changed the political landscape.

  • Parliament remains the courtyard for debating and negotiating political issues.

The 12th Parliament has hardly transacted any meaningful business since its inception in August due to intractable political differences arising from the contested presidential election.

MPs from the opposition National Super Alliance have consistently boycotted sittings, jeopardising critical activities.

Most notably, they kept off the vetting of Cabinet and principal secretaries, leaving the Jubilee Party side to run away with the task. The overriding goal was to delegitimise presidential appointments.

Parliament resumes business today after a brief recess.

However, events of the past few days have changed the political landscape.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his main challenger, Nasa leader Raila Odinga, met last Friday and resolved to put aside their political differences, which, on several occasions, threatened to get out of hand and got the country on the edge.

Parliament remains the courtyard for debating and negotiating political issues.

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