A clear majority in parliament paves the way for Kenya's Jubilee agenda
Saturday August 12 2017
A joint parliamentary and Senate sitting during a State of the Nation address by President Uhuru Kenyatta. PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI NATION MEDIA GROUP
Combined with the privileges it will enjoy from the State as the ruling party, Jubilee Party will also get the lion’s share of the Political Parties Fund, which is usually allocated based on parties’ strength in parliament.
The first agenda in the Houses will be election of speakers, a fight Jubilee will engage in with an upper hand, though if need be, will have to lobby a few Members of Parliament to get a two-thirds majority win in the first round, if its numbers are below 232.
A weak opposition in parliament will expose the country to bogus laws and skewed appointment of key government officials who only need endorsement by MPs in order to assume office.