Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has claimed that its members were forced to storm out of the National Assembly special sitting on Thursday after learning that some Members of Parliament from Jubilee were armed with guns.
Addressing the press at the Media Centre, National Assembly Chip Whip and Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo accused Speaker Justin Muturi of allowing Jubilee MPs to contravene standing orders saying their actions signified the collapse of democracy.
“A friend of mine had informed me earlier that they were under instructions to use any force to pass the amendments. We also learned that some Jubilee MPs had guns in the chambers that were aimed at us to stop us from opposing the amendments to the Elections Law,” said Jakoyo Midiwo.
Jubilee MPs are pushing for the amendment of the Election Law and allow for manual voter identification and transmission of elections, in cases where electronic systems fail.
CORD is however opposed to the amendments, claiming it is a plot by Jubilee to rig the elections.
The Election Law is a product of negotiations between legislators from both Jubilee and CORD.
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