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MPs disallow party hopping, remove degree requirement

29 June 2012, 09:57

Parliament voted to disallow political party hopping and remove the university degree requirement for those seeking to be elected as Members of Parliament.

This is after President Kibaki declined to append his signature to the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2012 based on amendments to electoral laws that required MPs to have university degrees and also allow MPs to freely change parties without having to lose their seats.

President Kibaki argued that the matters were subjects of court proceedings and must be deleted from the amendments to the Elections Act and Political Parties Act.

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