Party-hoppers gain latitude since president assented to Political Bill.


    Party-hoppers had been waiting with bated breath for the President to assent to the Bill that gives members of August house the freedom to change political parties without losing their seats.

    For the longest time staunch Wiper party leaders had put Jubilee sympathizers on notice threatening to rip them off their elected positions after aligning themselves with the ruling party, but the likes of Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua, Mwingi central MP Joe Mutambu, Mwingi North MP John Munuve, Kilome MP Regina Ndambuki and Mbooni MP Kisoi Munyao among others are now safe to hop and hype the Jubilee talk.

    This is after the president H. E Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the Political Parties Bill 2016.

    The bill came as a relief to MPs and senators who wished to change their parties, the move is likely to see many opposition MPs ditch their parties for Jubilee especially in Ukambani where some Wiper-elected leaders have vowed to work with the Jubilee government including Machakos governor Dr. Alfred Mutua.

    Kalonzo had warned leaders that are politically wobbly with one leg in the Wiper party and the other in the Jubilee Alliance Coalition but the bill now has enabled the elected leaders including MPs to retain their seats even after they ditch the parties they were elected through.

    The bill has also been viewed as the first step to bringing to end tribal parties in Kenya. There will be fewer parties affiliated to certain tribes as major parties are likely to cut across all ethnic communities.

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