21 November 2012

Kenya: Imanyara Censures 'Plot to Delay Bills'

Central Imenti MP Gitobu Imanyara has alleged a plot to delay the passing of bills that are pending in Parliament.

"There are people in the government who are conspiring to delay the passage of the bills before the term of current Parliament ends next month," he said yesterday.

Imanyara, who was speaking at Mariene Primary School in Meru county where he registered as a voter, said: "The responsibility of preparing bills lies with the executive and whenever they are brought to Parliament, the MPs scrutiniae and pass them in time."

"The government waits until the last day so that the bills are passed half-hearted without sufficient scrutiny leading to many constitutional references regarding constitutionality of some bills."

He added that the failure by office of the president to gazette the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission officers is plan by the officers in Provincial Administration to create a situation for them to go to court and they will later come to business as usual.

"It appears that there is a conspiracy by people within government to delay everything until the last minute and do things that could be done within parliament outside parliament after parliament is dissolved. Whatever bills that are ready will be passed within time frames set in the constitution," he said.

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