Kenya parliament passes bill to amend electoral laws
Wednesday October 11 2017
Kenyan MPs have approved the controversial Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in a parliament session boycotted by the opposition. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG
Jubilee MPs unanimously approved the Bill that also opens doors for IEBC to use the manual system in transmitting election results for the fresh presidential election slated for October 26 in the event electronic systems fail.
The MPs, however, deleted a section that would have restricted the winner of an annulled presidential election and the petitioner from contesting in a rerun.
This now leaves the door open for any candidate who participated in the August 8 annulled presidential election to contest in the October 26 fresh election.
The Bill was passed in the absence of opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) MPs.