Kenyan Parliament Passes Bill to Amend Election Laws

One of the amendments introduced in the controversial Bill states that the financial penalties on election officials who fail to do their job will also be doubled from about U.S.$10 000 to U.S.$20 000, and they face 5 years in jail. After the Supreme Court annulled the results which saw President Uhuru Kenyatta retain his position as president, Jubilee Party MPs agreed to change the Elections Act to give more recognition to the manual tallying and transmission of the results than the electronic system.

Senator Fatuma Dullo (left) and Baringo North MP William Cheptumo - chairpersons of the parliamentary ad hoc committee handling the proposed changes to the election laws - pay attention during proceedings at Continental house, Nairobi, on October 3, 2017.


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