Political parties can’t punish members at will
12 days ago, 23:30
The National Assembly has reviewed its rules, making it difficult for party leaders to punish rebellious members by removing them from House committees.
House Speaker Justin Muturi on Tuesday told the House the Standing Orders had been revised to remove the open discretion exercised by party leaders in de-whipping legislators seen as going against party positions.
Muturi told MPs yesterday that the party leaders would no longer have the blank cheque in removing members from committees, saying unlike before, the affected legislators now would have a room to defend themselves before they are replaced in any committee.
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