Members of Parliament aligned with Deputy President William Ruto have promised to block proposed electoral regulations, putting President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga's Azimio plans in jeopardy.
The proposed reforms, backed by Kieleweke MPs and set for a special session next week, aim to provide a legislative framework for the formation of a political coalition under the Azimio La Umoja banner.
Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya of the Jubilee party and his ODM counterpart Opiyo Wandayi are both sponsors of the Political Parties Amendment Bill 2021.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, his handshake partner, are counting on the modifications to establish a coalition party that will put an end to William Ruto's State House ambitions in the 2022 elections.
Ruto allies, on the other hand, have announced they will vote against the bill, arguing that the revisions are technically designed to benefit President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga's personal interests.
The Tanga Tanga legislators, led by Garissa Township MP Aden Duale, Caleb Kositany (Soi), Nelson Koech (Belgut), and nominated MP Cecil Mbarire, stated that the alterations were made to influence President Uhuru Kenyatta's succession matrix and to promote dictatorship in political parties.