In Summary
  • Alego Usonga MP Samuel Atandi said he could not be part of an “illegality” and therefore stayed away.

Opposition MPs on Tuesday made good their threat and skipped the opening of the 12th Parliament by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The MPs instead trooped to Kibera for a Nasa rally.

Two Opposition MPs were seen in the National Assembly but they left before the opening in the afternoon.

However, Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa and Kwanza’s Ferdinand Wanyonyi did not get into the chambers.

“I have not come for the opening of Parliament as I will not get into the chambers,” Dr Wamalwa said when asked about his presence.

ODM chairman John Mbadi said he did not attend the opening because the first sitting of any newly elected House is supposed to be used by a newly-elected President to spell out his agenda to the country.

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