Oct 21, 2021

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House petitioned to fix DP, MPs’ terms to two

Members of Parliament firmly rejected a petition aimed at setting its deadline at two.

Legislators in plenary session described the petition as having no real purpose or value.

< p> Petitioner Jonah Gachuki requested that Articles 142 and 180 of the Constitution be amended to include MPs in fixed-term positions National Assembly, Senate Spokesman, Deputy Governors and District Assembly members.

“The petitioner is concerned that the above exceptions are discriminatory,” Spokesman Justin Muturi told MPs as he presented the petition / p>

Muturi said: ‘Having established that the matters raised by the petitioner fall within the competence of this House, I order that the petition be referred to the Judiciary and Legal Committee en ‘.

“The committee has an obligation to consider the petition and report its results to the House of Representatives and the petitioner as per Standi. to be communicated to Order 272 (2), “the speaker said.

The petition drew the ire of a section of legislators who dismissed the proposal as unfounded and a waste of Parliament’s time.

At least 32 MPs in the current assembly have served more than two terms.

Top of the list is Jimmy Angwenyi, the MP from Kitutu Chache, who has served five terms, followed by Samuel Moroto from Kapenguria, Maina Kamanda (nominated), Adan Keynan (Eldas), Gideon Konchella (Kilgoris), Maoka Maore (Igembe North), Cecily Mbarire (nominated), Judah Katoo Ole Metito (Kajiado South), Naomi Shabban (Taveta), Wafula Wamunyinyi (Kanduyi ), each with four terms of office.

Yusuf Hassan (Kamukunji), Shakeel Shabbir (Kisumu East), Olago Aluoch (Kisumu West), Moses Cheboi (Kuresoi North, deputy spokesman), Aden Duale (Garissa Township), Chachu Ganya (North Horr), Enoch Kibunguchy (Likuyani), Charles Kilonzo (Yat ta), Amos Kimunya (Kipipiri, majority leader), William Cheptumo (Baringo North), Maison Leshoomo (Samburu Woman Rep), Moses Lesso net (Eldama Ravine), Kareke Mbiuki (Maara) and Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town) have served three terms .

Others who have served three terms are Millie Odhiambo (Suba North), Waihenya Ndirangu (Roysambu), John Mbadi (Suba South), Alfred Sambu (Webuye East), David Eseli (Tongaren), Raphael Wanjala (Budalangi), Ali Wario (Bura), Ben Washiali and Nakuleu Christopher (Turkana North) have served two terms.

Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa responded to the speaker’s message and said during the If the constitution allows anyone to petition the August House, the constitution has laid down the process for amending the Supreme Law.

“Wanjiku has included in the constitution how the provision can be changed. I have no doubt that this House will give an answer. “

” The petition is out of place. He had to collect a million signatures if he wanted to change Articles 102, 148 and 180, just like the BBI proponents, “said Wamalwa.

” These are careers that are popularly determined every five years . It would be a waste of resources and inappropriate use of scrap time. The committee should not spend its time considering such a petition, “added Wamalwa.

His Kimilili colleague Didmus Barasa said:” We have a civil duty to inform the petitioner that we are with Officials are struggling to get their terms resolved. “

” I don’t think the committee should waste its time looking at the committee, “said Barasa.

Tharaka MP Gitonga Murugara said there was a reason for the conditions to be “CEOs of the republic and counties.”

“We have clearly defined positions on the offices. JLAC will be the petition and the sections to confirm that there are perpetual clauses, “he said.

Otiende Amollo from Rarieda said,” This house needs to develop ways to deal with petitions that are unfounded. “

“This is a termination without notice. It has a factual flaw about the DP’s tenure. There are very good reasons why the offices were limited. “

” Even if the committee met, its judgment would apply to the rest of Kenyans rather than this house, “said Amollo.