Don’t sign anti-party hopping bill, Uhuru told
Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng’eno has appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta not to assent to the party hopping bill. He said it will interfere with Kenyans’ democratic rights. Ng’eno spoke at Kurankurik on Wednesday. He said 300 MCAs, 60 MPs, six senators and four governors are against the President signing the bill. The Emurua Dikirr MP said if the President signs the bill into law, those against it will have no option but to move to court to seek a constitutional interpretation. Parliament should not be allowed to a pass a law that is considered undemocratic, Ng’eno said. “We have seen popular candidates being rigged out of nominations in the popular parties only for them to move to fringe parties and be elected. Nobody should limit Kenyans from choosing the leaders of their choice,” the MP said. The legislator criticised the merger of parties, saying political parties are funded by taxpayers and they should be allowed to thrive. Most leaders are going to suffer since they will be technically kicked out of their parties, Ng’eno said. The legislator said he is certain most Kenyans do not support the anti-party hopping bill. He urged the President to return the bill to Parliament for further discussion.