Kenyan President Kibaki Refuses to Sign Degree, Party-Hopping Law

Members of Parliament who do not have university degrees have breathed a sigh of relief after President Mwai Kibaki declined to sign the controversial Miscellaneous Amendment Bill.

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Kenya's Parliament.

  • Kenya:   Raila Opposes Degree Rule for MPs

    Capital FM, 25 June 2012

    Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Monday added to the dissenting voices opposed to amendments on the Political Parties Act and the Elections Act. Read more »

  • Kenya:   Were Supports Degrees Rule

    The Star, 25 June 2012

    MATUNGU MP David Were has asked President Kibaki to assent to amendments in the Elections Act with a clause requiring aspirants for parliamentary seats to be degree holders. "This… Read more »

  • Kenya:   Degrees to Lock Out Many Current MPs

    Capital FM, 22 June 2012

    Close to 100 of the current MPs may have locked themselves out of the next general election, after they approved a clause in the Elections Act requiring aspirants for the… Read more »

  • Kenya:   Attorney General Muigai Defends Amendments

    Capital FM, 22 June 2012

    Attorney General Githu Muigai has now defended the controversial move by Parliament to amend some crucial electoral laws through the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendment) Bill 2012… Read more »

  • Kenya:   Accept Party Hopping Until Next Election

    The Star, 22 June 2012

    MEMBERS of Parliament are being vilified for trying to make changes to the Elections Act and the Political Parties Act. But in reality they have only made one amendment and that is… Read more »

  • Kenya:   Corridors of Power

    The Star, 22 June 2012

    The placid environment of Kabarak University associated with retired President Moi is set to explode into the open. Our moles tell us there is a vicious succession battle going on… Read more »