Kenya's President Extends Party Hopping

President Mwai Kibaki has approved a bill that will give parliamentarians an additional two weeks to switch parties, despite criticism from civil society groups and the International Centre for Policy and Conflict.


  • Kenya:  President Urged to Reject Party-Hopping Extension

    Capital FM, 28 December 2012

    The International Centre for Policy and Conflict (ICPC) on Friday urged President Mwai Kibaki to reject an amendment moved by MPs to allow them to party-hop after the January 4 ... read more »

  • Kenya:  President Urged to Reject Elections Act Ammendments

    The Star, 28 December 2012

    It was unconstitutional for MPs to extend their party hopping deadline by two weeks yesterday. The Civil Society is now asking President Mwai Kibaki not to ascent to the amendments ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Kenneth - I'm Not Party to Wamalwa-Mudavadi Deal

    Capital FM, 27 December 2012

    Kenya National Congress (KNC) Presidential Candidate Peter Kenneth on Thursday said he was not party to talks between Eugene Wamalwa and Musalia Mudavadi, aimed at endorsing the ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Wamalwa Set for Talks With Mudavadi, Eagle Alliance

    The Star, 27 December 2012

    Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Eugene Wamalwa has engaged in talks with the Eagle Alliance under Peter Kenneth and Raphael Tuju on a possible merger ahead of the March ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Jirongo Ditches Pambazuko Coalition

    The Star, 27 December 2012

    Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo has ditched the Pambazuka Coalition after differing with Justice Minister Eugene Wamalwa. Jirongo is accusing Wamalwa of being used by outside forces to ... read more »

Photo: The Star

Parliamentary session (file photo).