Political parties amendment bill hearing to be held next week

The public hearings on the Political Parties (Amendment) Bill will now be held on Thursday and Friday next week according to the Clerk of Senate Jeremiah Nyegenye.  

In a public notice published in the local dailies, Nyegenye said clarified that public memoranda in support, against or proposing further amendments to the Bill should be emailed to the Senate by next Wednesday.

“The committee will hold public hearings on the Bill on Thursday, January 20, 2022, and Friday, January 21, 2022, from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., on both days. The hearings will be held at the Senate Chamber, Main Parliament Buildings, Nairobi,” he said.

The Political Parties (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was introduced for first reading on Tuesday and immediately committed to the Senate Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights committee by Speaker Kenneth Lusaka to conduct public participation.