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Kenyan Parliament being used as State House rubberstamp, MP says - 4 months ago, 22 Sep 14:57

By: Ignatius Odanga

Teso South MP Geoffrey Omuse has criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta for allegedly interfering with functions of the National Assembly.

Omuse said the legislature which is one of the three arms of government is no longer independent as it ought to be.

According to him, the August House is an appendage of the executive and thus President Uhuru Kenyatta can manipulate members of the National Assembly anytime he wishes.

Speaking at Busia Township Secondary School, the MP said what happened in Parliament on Thursday when Uhuru’s controversial memorandum was passed clearly showed that parliament was being used as a rubberstamp by State House.

“The executive should leave us Members of Parliament who are serving interests of people have say not to bulldoze lawmakers to pass laws that are so punitive,” said Omuse.

He slammed Majority Leader Adan Duale for allegedly locking some MPs in a toilet so that a required threshold of ...
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