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Kibaki rejects degrees, party-hopping law

26 June 2012, 10:23

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 25 – Members of Parliament who do not have university degrees on Monday breathed a sigh of relief after President Mwai Kibaki declined to sign the controversial Miscellaneous Amendment Bill as passed by Parliament last Thursday.

The President was particularly irked by amendments allowing party-hopping and the MPs degree requirement and has now returned the Bill to Parliament for amendments.

“The President refused to sign into law the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2012 in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 46 (3) of the former Constitution. Noting that the Bill proposes to amend section 41 of the Political Parties Act 2011, President Kibaki said the matter of the consequence of defecting from political parties or changing allegiance between parties is already the subject of court petitions,” a statement from the Presidential Press Service (PPS) said.

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